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Florida adds 4,098 coronavirus cases, 66 deaths

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health on Sunday reported 4,098 new cases of the coronavirus and 66 additional deaths related to the virus.

Of those deaths, 17 were recorded in Northeast Florida: 15 in Duval County (1,208 total deaths), one in Alachua County (236) and one in Flagler County (93).

The state Department of Health has now reported a total of 1,944,995 COVID-19 cases and 32,266 coronavirus-related deaths since March 2020.

Duval County has recorded 89,724 total cases, including 87 cases that were reported Sunday.

As of Sunday afternoon, 3,299 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 5.84%, the health department said Sunday.

Health department data released Sunday showed that 3,550,139 people in Florida have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot.

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.