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Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health

The toll of COVID-19-related deaths in Florida surpassed 130 for the second-straight day Wednesday.

The Florida Department of Health reported 139  people have died in the state in the 24-hour period since Tuesday, bringing the statewide total deaths to 5,345. It was the second-highest number of deaths in Florida since the pandemic began; and five more than Tuesday’s toll. On July 16, 156 deaths were recorded.

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health

According to the Florida Department of Health's Monday report, almost half of the statewide deaths were in the Tampa Bay area.

Of the 22 deaths in the region, eight were in Hillsborough County and nine were in Manatee County; daily high numbers for each county since the pandemic began.

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health

According to the Department of Health, the number of people who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus in Florida has passed 100,000.

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health

For the second consecutive day, the Florida Department of Health is reporting a new single-day record for people testing positive with COVID-19.

1,902 new cases were reported Friday, bringing the state total to 70,971.

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health

Florida health officials reported the highest daily increase in new coronavirus infections in the Tampa Bay area Wednesday.

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health

State health officials reported an increase of 1,096 positive coronavirus tests Tuesday, bringing the state's total cases to 66,000.