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Months of secrecy end as Florida releases COVID death toll for every county

For the first time in months, Floridians could learn Tuesday just how deadly the newest COVID wave has been in their communities, including a brutal toll in South Florida.

Some 2,900 people succumbed to the coronavirus in South Florida during the 99 days between June 5 and Sept 12 — an average of 29 every day, according to a report released Tuesday, the first county-by-county breakdown since the state clamped down on the information in June.

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