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CORONAVIRUS: Newspaper Reports Medical Examiners Told To Stop Releasing Death Counts

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Tampa Bay Times is reporting this afternoon that Medical Examiners state-wide were told by Governor Ron DeSantis’ office to stop reporting deaths related to COVID-19.

According to the Times, death counts reported by Medical Examiners county by county were roughly ten percent HIGHER than the numbers released by the Florida Department of Health.

The report comes as Governor Ron DeSantis is set to announce “reopening” plans for the State of Florida.

As of mid-day Wednesday, the Florida Department of Health is reporting 1,218 deaths with 33,198 confirmed cases of COVID-19. According to the state, 5,419 people are — or have been — hospitalized in Florida for COVID-19 related symptoms.

Read the Tampa Bay Times story here.

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