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Coronavirus Live Updates: Florida Adds More Than 5,700 New Cases, 119 New Resident Deaths

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The number of Floridians testing positive for the coronavirus is climbing again.

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Florida Adds More Than 5,700 New Cases, 119 New Resident Deaths

Updated Monday at 4:30 p.m.

Florida’s Department of Health confirmed an additional 5,737 positive cases of COVID-19 Monday. Florida has a total of 1,783,720 confirmed positive cases, according to the state's health department.

Monday's update also included the announcement of 119 new resident deaths, increasing the statewide number of Floridians who died to 27,815. Factoring in non-resident deaths the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 28,287.

Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties make up 9,493 of those reported deaths. Monroe County has reported 42 deaths due to COVID-19.

— WLRN News

Walmart, Winn-Dixie, Fresco y Más Are Next Up To Offer COVID-19 Vaccines In Florida

Updated Thursday at 5:26 a.m

Seniors 65 and older will soon be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine at select Walmart, Sam’s Club, Winn-Dixie, Fresco y Más and Harveys stores in Florida.

The federal government is preparing to ship a million doses to national and regional pharmacy chains across the country as part of a federal pharmacy program. The program, rolling out across the country next week [the week of Feb. 8], has listed Walmart Inc. and Southeastern Grocers as pharmacies in Florida set to receive vaccines soon. Sam’s Club is a division of Walmart and Southeastern Grocers is the parent company of Winn-Dixie, Fresco y Más and Harveys.

CVS and Walgreens pharmacies won’t have vaccines available in Florida yet.

— By Michelle Marchante/ The Miami Herald

Read more from our news partner at The Miami Herald.