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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – More than 37,000 Florida residents have died of COVID-19, including more than 30,000 seniors.

According to a report released by the state’s Department of Health, 37,265 residents had died from the virus as of last Thursday, up from 36,985 a week earlier. Of the deaths, 30,583, or 82 percent, involved people age 65 or older.

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Last week, the health department stopped issuing daily updates about COVID-19 cases and deaths and moved to weekly reports that it issues on Fridays.

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In all, 2,300,786 cases involving Florida residents had been reported as of last Thursday, up from 2,289,332 a week earlier.

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