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Coronavirus Live Updates: Statewide Coronavirus Cases Increase By 2,678, South Florida Deaths Surpass 4,000 Mark

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This post will be updated today, Monday. August 17, and through the week with the latest information on COVID-19 in South Florida.

WLRN staff continues to add to community resource lists, including this article on where kids and families can get food while schools are closed, and this post about whether and where to get tested for coronavirus.

The dedicated website for the Florida Department of Health, including information about symptoms and numbers of cases, can be found here.

The dedicated website from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can be found here.

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Statewide Coronavirus Cases Increase By 2,678, South Florida Deaths Surpass 4,000 Mark

Updated Monday at 2:30 p.m.

Florida surpassed 576,000 positive cases of COVID-19 as Florida’s Department of Health confirmed an additional 2,678 cases of COVID-19 on Monday — the lowest increase since June. Florida has a total of 576,094 confirmed positive cases, according to the state's health department.

Monday's update also included the announcement of 87 new deaths, increasing the statewide number to 9,539. Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties make up 4,086 of those reported deaths. Monroe County has reported 13 deaths due to COVID-19.

-WLRN News

Fourth Broward Sheriff’s Employee Dies From COVID-19; Lt. Al Rengifo Was 47

Updated Monday at 6:30 a.m.

Broward Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Aldemar “Al” Rengifo died Sunday from COVID-19, making him the fourth person employed by the agency to die from the virus.

Rengifo, 47, tested positive for coronavirus and was hospitalized on July 27, the Sheriff’s Office announced. He is survived by his wife and son.

Rengifo, who attended Western High in Davie, joined the Broward Sheriff’s Office in 2000. He was promoted to lieutenant in 2019 and was most recently assigned to the Youth and Neighborhood Services Bureau, overseeing the School Resource Office Unit.

Read more from at our news partner at the Sun Sentinel.

— Wells Dusenbury/Sun Sentinel