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Florida Long-Term Care Facility COVID-19 Related Deaths Rise

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Interior room nursing home, furniture for people with disabilities

The coronavirus death total for those working or living in long-term care facilities in Florida rose by 30 people between Tuesday and Wednesday. Data released Wednesday shows 968 residents or staff at facilities throughout Florida have passed away due to COVID-19. Long term care facility deaths make up nearly half of Florida’s overall deaths. That number sits at 2,096.

Walton County announced its sixth nursing home facility death Wednesday.

Blaise Gainey is a State Government Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.