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Monday, October 11, 2021

Nearly 57,000 Floridians have died of COVID-19, per report

Posted By on Mon, Oct 11, 2021 at 10:07 AM

  • Screenshot via Florida's Community Coronavirus Dashboard

Florida is nearing 57,000 resident deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic started in early 2020, according to a report released Friday by the state Department of Health.

As of Thursday, the state totaled 56,667 deaths, up from 55,299 in a report issued last week. Lags in reporting make it difficult to track when the additional deaths occurred. The report released Friday also showed that Florida has topped 3.6 million COVID-19 cases since the pandemic started. As of Thursday, the total was 3,601,755 cases, up from 3,576,571 in a report last week.

The Department of Health said 72 percent of Floridians ages 12 or older had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine as of Thursday. Vaccination rates ranged from 92 percent of the people in Miami-Dade County to 32 percent in Holmes County.

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