Florida reports 6,017 more COVID-19 cases Saturday, 66 resident deaths

Florida health officials confirmed 6,017 new COVID-19 cases Saturday and 66 more resident deaths as a result of the virus.

The state has now verified 2,077,032 COVID-19 cases since the outbreak began and 33,652 resident deaths, according to the latest health department data.

Another 654 non-residents have died in Florida from COVID-19.

Coronavirus-related deaths reported in the past day include 10 in Miami-Dade County, 14 in Broward County and two in Palm Beach County.

There have been 85,678 resident hospitalizations attributed to the novel coronavirus in the state.

Dozens more cases of people infected with COVID-19 variants have been detected in Florida this week, according to the CDC. As of Friday, the state had verified 2,351 cases of the U.K. (B.1.1.7) strain, 55 cases of the Brazilian (P.1) variant and 16 cases of the South African (B.1.351) strain.

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At least 6,208,000 people have received vaccines in Florida, with 3,597,072 people in the state fully vaccinated.


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