Florida adds 12,313 coronavirus cases, 111 deaths

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health on Sunday reported 12,313 new cases of COVID-19.

According to the state Department of Health, 1,477,010 people in Florida have tested positive for COVID-19 since March.

On Sunday, the state’s health department also reported 111 additional coronavirus-related deaths. Of those deaths, three were in Duval County (775 total deaths), three were in St. Johns County (123), one was in Alachua County (139), one was in Columbia County (120), one was in Flagler County (51) and one was in Putnam County (86).

Since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the health department, 23,261 people in Florida have died related to the virus.

There were 751 additional cases added in Duval County on Saturday for a total of 70,524.

As of around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, 7,497 people were hospitalized in Florida with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19, according to the state Agency for Health Care Administration.

The statewide positivity rate based on Saturday’s testing was 10.42%, the health department said Sunday.

As of Sunday, according to health department data, more than 558,326 people in Florida, including 275,771 people age 65 and older, had been vaccinated for COVID-19.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has said the priority continues to be providing vaccinations for seniors.

Common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, breathing trouble, sore throat, muscle pain, and loss of taste or smell. Most people develop only mild symptoms. But some people, usually those with other medical complications, develop more severe symptoms, including pneumonia.