Thursday’s coronavirus update: 3,356 new cases, 144 more deaths reported in Florida

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida reported a total of 3,356 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, with 677 cases in Central Florida.

Of the latest deaths, 31 were reported in Central Florida, including 6 in Brevard and Polk counties; five in Orange County; four in Osceola and Marion counties; three in Volusia County; two in Seminole County, and one in Sumter County.

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Flagler and Lake counties reported no deaths.

As of Oct. 15, the state had reported a total of 744,988 cases of the virus and 15,932 deaths. Of those deaths, 15,736 were Florida residents.

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

Orange: 42,778 (+206) — 528 deaths (+5)

Osceola: 13,313 (+63) — 178 deaths (+4)

Seminole:9,561 (+37) — 233 deaths (+2)

Polk: 21,456 (+102) — 569 deaths (+6)

Volusia: 11,739 (+90) — 299 deaths (+3)

Brevard: 10,183 (+73) — 337 deaths (+6)

Flagler: 1,904 (+12) — 33 deaths (+0)

Lake: 8,047 (+35) — 211 deaths (+0)

Marion: 10,301 (+43) — 334 deaths (+4)

Sumter: 2,716 (+16) — 78 deaths (+1)

The AARP says Florida’s nursing homes are seeing a higher number of COVID-19 infections in staff and patients compared to other states.

There’s now a new dashboard to track COVID-19 infections in Florida nursing homes. Click here to read about why the organization says it is necessary.

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