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Florida’s Covid-19 deaths near 9K

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Aug 14, 2020 - 07:26 AM

LMBC NEWS – Florida’s recorded Covid-19 mortality is nearing 9, 000 as 148 new deaths on Thursday have pushed the death toll to 8, 913, according to the bulletin released by Florida Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday.

The death of 148 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Clay, Collier, Columbia, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Gadsden, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Jackson, Lake, Lee, Madison, Marion, Martin, Orange, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie and Volusia counties.

DOH data also shows that 73 of the total deaths were reported from inmates or those in the correctional facilities.

Covid-19 infections in the state has also reached 557, 137. Newly reported cases involve 6, 192 Florida residents and 44 non-Florida residents.

The new infections were based on the test results for more than 78, 200 individuals as of midnight on August 12.

The state has received a backlog of testing data from Niznik Lab Corp in Miami, dating back to June 23rd, the Florida DOH said in its official Twitter account last August 12.

“The lab reported over 4,000 cases occurring over the past 7 weeks, but which had not been reported to DOH until today,” it said.

The DOH assured that they immediately reached out to Niznik Lab and will investigate the matter, along with Miami-Dade leadership.

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