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Your Monday Coronavirus Update: Florida Reports More Than 4,660 New COVID-19 Cases, 41 Deaths In Residents

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Florida Reports More Than 4,660 New COVID-19 Cases, 41 Deaths in Residents

Danielle Prieur, WMFE 

The Florida Department of Health reported 4,663 new coronavirus cases and 41 new coronavirus-related deaths in residents on Monday.

That brings the total number of cases to 877,340 in residents and the death toll to 17,559 people in the state since the start of the pandemic.

More than 52,000 people in the state have been hospitalized.

Orange County continues to lead Central Florida with the most coronavirus cases, adding 313 coronavirus cases today for a total of 51,888 cases since mid-March.

Overall, the state reported a 7.95 percent positivity rate.

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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 »