ORLANDO, Fla. – The state of Florida surpassed a grim milestone Sunday after new cases pushed the state over the 700,00 case mark.
The Florida Department of Health announced 1,882 new cases of the coronavirus in the state as of Sunday. The new cases of the respiratory illness bring the state’s total to 700,564 since the pandemic was first detected in Florida in March.
On Sunday 10 new deaths were reported by the Florida Department of Health. Florida’s COVID-19 death toll now stands at 14,200 deaths, including 168 non-residents who have died in the state.
Of the 10 deaths reported in the state, six new deaths were reported in Central Florida.
Data from COVID-19 related deaths is often delayed and new deaths can take up to two weeks to report, according to health officials.
According to the Agency for Health Care Administration, as of Sunday morning, there were a total