Tuesday COVID-19 updates: Florida reports 148 more deaths, 5600 new coronavirus cases

Tuesday COVID-19 updates: Florida reports 148 more deaths, 5600 new coronavirus cases

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida Department of Health officials reported a total of 5,610 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, with 1,189 of those cases in Central Florida.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 1,878,533 cases of the virus reported in Florida.

The number of negative COVID-19 tests in the state increased by 21,886, bringing the total number of cases to 9,051,605.

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The state on Tuesday also reported 148 additional COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the state’s death toll of residents and nonresidents to 30,749.

Of the most recent COVID-19-related deaths, 33 were reported in Central Florida; including 16 in Marion County, eight in Polk, seven in Volusia, three in Breavard, two in Orange and one in Sumter County.

Flagler and Seminole counties reported no deaths.

Two other counties reported a drop in reported cases. Lake reported three fewer deaths since Monday, while Osceola reported one less death.

On Monday, the death toll from COVID-19 in the United States surpassed 500,000, according to a count from Johns Hopkins University.

Statistically, that means an average of about 2,943 people died of COVID-19-related causes each day since Jan. 19.

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See a county-by-county breakdown of total (and new) cases below, and click here for an interactive map of cases statewide:

ORANGE CASES: 112,508 (347) DEATHS 1,074 (2)

OSCEOLA CASES: 36,271 (103) DEATHS 431 (-1)

SEMINOLE CASES: 26,781 (107) DEATHS 418 (0)

POLK: CASES: 56,153 (167) DEATHS 1,116 (8)

VOLUSIA: CASES: 33,964 (103) DEATHS 642 (7)

BREVARD CASES: 33,238 (132) DEATHS 731 (3)

FLAGLER CASES: 5,813 (18) DEATHS 87 (0)

LAKE CASES: 24,110 (80) DEATHS 541 (-3)

MARION CASES: 27,180 (96) DEATHS 771 (16)

SUMTER CASES: 7,820 (36) DEATHS 234 (1)

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