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Florida Department Of Health Will Review COVID-19 Death Data

Healthcare workers sit at a white foldout table underneath a white tent. The workers wear medical gowns, face shields, and face masks. On the table are various medical supplies such as hand sanitizer and face masks. A man in jeans, a puffy jacket, and a surgical mask stands in front of the table. Two orange traffic cones are set up in front of the tent. A sign on one cone reads, "Free COVID-19 Testing." The other cone has a sign that reads, "Six feet. Keep your distance." Behind the healthcare workers is a large vehicle with the words, "Miami-Dade County," printed on it.
Lynne Sladky
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Health care workers offer free COVID-19 testing from a Miami-Dade County mobile van outside of an early voting site, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Miami. Florida begins in-person early voting for the general election in much of the state Monday.

The Florida Department of Health is looking into cases where people tested positive for the coronavirus, then died months later. The goal is to determine whether the person died from the virus or from something unrelated to COVID-19. The governor’s office says the findings will help make sure the data is accurate. According to the Florida Department of Health data so far, more than 16,000 Florida residents have died from the virus.