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Florida death toll from COVID-19 passes 12K milestone

Photo: CDC @cdc
Photo: CDC @cdc

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has now surpassed 12,000 deaths linked to the coronavirus, according to data released by state health officials who on Sunday added 38 more people to the grim tally.

With more than 2,500 new cases reported Sunday, Florida has recorded more than 646,000 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic six months ago.

Nearly 3,200 were being treated in hospitals for the virus.

The new deaths pushed the state’s death toll to 12,001.

Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter and fill-in host at WMFE.