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Your Thursday Coronavirus Update: Florida Reports More Than 9,000 New COVID-19 Cases, 79 Deaths in Residents

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Florida Reports More Than 9,000 New COVID-19 Cases, 79 Deaths in Residents

Danielle Prieur, WMFE 

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

That brings the total number of cases in residents to 901,234 and the death toll to 17,810 people since the start of the pandemic.

Orange County continues to lead Central Florida with the most coronavirus cases, adding 522 cases today for a total of 53,384 residents who have gotten sick with the virus since mid-March.

Overall, the positivity rate in Florida is 7.58 percent.

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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 »