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Florida adds 3,549 COVID cases, 782 deaths in latest data

Hector Montoto receives a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot from registered nurse Ekaete Ikpeinyang at Jackson Memorial Hospital Tuesday in Miami. (Lynne Sladky, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Another 3,549 COVID-19 infections and 782 more deaths tied to the coronavirus were reported in Florida in the latest data from the CDC posted Thursday.

The state has reached 3,597,731 cases and 56,407 fatalities since the start of the pandemic, the metrics show.

The newly reported deaths span back weeks. The CDC’s numbers, which come from the Florida Department of Health, often include batches of deaths that are backdated to when they occurred.

With the latest data, the state has verified more than 6,600 deaths in September and 88 so far in October after a record 9,300+ were logged in August.

The state has seen a steady downward trend in COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and positivity rates since the peak of the summer surge in August.

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David Selig is the Digital Executive Producer at WPLG, overseeing Local10.com.