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Your Friday Coronavirus Update: Florida Reports More Than 9,000 New COVID-19 Cases For Second Day in A Row

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Florida Reports More Than 9,000 New COVID-19 Cases For Second Day in a Row

Danielle Prieur, WMFE 

The Florida Department of Health reported 9,085 new coronavirus cases and 79 coronavirus-related deaths on Friday.

That brings the total number of cases in residents to 910,065 and the death toll to 17,889 people since the start of the pandemic.

Orange County continues to lead Central Florida with the most coronavirus cases, adding 557 new cases today for a total of 53,941 cases in residents since mid-March.

Overall, Florida has a positivity rate of 7.64 percent.

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Danielle Prieur

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Danielle Prieur is a general reporter for 90.7 News. She studied journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and interned at 101.9 WDET. She is originally from the metro Detroit area.

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