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Your Friday Coronavirus Update: Florida Reports More Than 3,440 New Coronavirus Cases

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Florida Reports More Than 3,440 New Coronavirus Cases

Danielle Prieur, WMFE 

On Friday, the Florida Department of Health reported 3,449 new coronavirus cases in residents and 94 new coronavirus-related deaths.

That brings the total number of cases in the state since the beginning of the pandemic to 748,437, and the death toll to 15,830 residents.

More than 46,860 residents have been hospitalized with COVID-19.

Orange County continued to lead Central Florida with the most coronavirus cases, adding 266 new cases today for a total of 43,044 positive tests since mid-March.

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University of South Florida Is Eliminating College Of Education Undergraduate Programs

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Motorcyclists Roll In For Biketoberfest 2020

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Drive Thru Flu Shots Begin Saturday in Orange County: Epidemiologist Alvina Chu Explains How It Works, Why You Should Get One

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Danielle Prieur

About Danielle Prieur

Reporter & Fill-in Host

Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter at WMFE. You can hear her reporting on a daily basis on the station. She also fills-in as a host during the morning and afternoon drive times. Her reporting has been featured on NPR, Marketplace, Here & Now, and Vox. Danielle is originally from Rochester Hills, ... Read Full Bio »