Florida COVID-19 Deaths top 67,500
Tallahassee, Florida – The Florida Department of Health released a report Friday that said 67,572 residents had died of COVID-19, up from 66,279 in a report last week.
Reported deaths of Florida residents from COVID-19 increased by nearly 1,300 during the past week, bringing the total to more than 67,500 since the pandemic started in early 2020.
It is unclear when the deaths occurred because of lags in reporting.
The Department of Health numbers also reflected a continued slowing of new cases after a surge that started in mid-December because of the highly contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus.
The report said 103,022 cases were reported from Feb. 4 to Thursday, down from 130,890 the previous week.
The state reached a peak of 427,628 reported cases during the week of Jan. 7 to Jan. 13.