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Florida COVID-19 Deaths Increase By 60 Wednesday; Top 900

Florida recorded 60 new COVID-19 related deaths Wednesday., the second largest daily increase in deaths since March 14, when 72 deaths were recorded. 927 Floridians have died due to the coronavirus.
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Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

The number of people who have died from the coronavirus in Florida has passed 900.

The 6 p.m. update from the Department of Health registers 927 deaths; an increase of 60 since Tuesday evening and the second-largest daily death increase since April 14, when 72 deaths were recorded.

There are now 28,576 cases of COVID-19 in the state; up 707 since Tuesday evening.

Wednesday, the Department of Health verified the deaths of six people. One was a 69-year-old woman from Sarasota County who had been in contact with another infected person. 

In Pinellas County, three deaths were recorded. Two were 90-year-olds who had been in contact with another person known to have COVID-19.  One was a man, the other; a woman. The third Pinellas death was a 75-year-old man with no known travel history or contact with another infected person.

An 82-year-old Polk County resident died due to the coronavirus. The man had been in contact with another person who tested positive.

Hillsborough County reported the death of a 94-year-old woman who had not been in contact with anyone known to have the virus. Her travel history was not known.

Florida COVID-19 daily total of positive tests/deaths for last two weeks

April 22: 707/60

April 21: 811 / 44

April 20: 744 / 49

April 19: 822 / 26

April 18: 739 / 22

April 17: 1413 / 58

April 16: 821 / 54

April 15: 891 / 43

April 14: 609 / 72

April 13: 1124 / 38

April 12: 909 / 15

April 11: 1018 / 27

April 10: 1142 / 48

April 9: 1128 / 48


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Lisa Peakes is the local host of NPR's All Things Considered on WUSF 89.7.