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Coronavirus: Northeast Florida Records Most Deaths of any week Thursday

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Even as Northeast Florida's number of new cases continued a decline, now averaging fewer cases each week than it has since March, the region continues to set records for new deaths, according to Thursday's health department report.

WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union reported Northeast Florida recorded the most deaths in the past week of any seven-day period of the coronavirus pandemic, even as the spread of the virus has continued to decline in the region, according to the health department's data.

Duval recorded 64 deaths in the last week, Clay reported seven, St. Johns reported six, Putnam reported three, Nassau reported two and Baker reported one. There were 83 deaths reported in the last week, with 24 of those reported Thursday.

Even though the deaths were reported in the last week, that doesn't mean that's when those people died. The state is sometimes delayed weeks or a month in reporting deaths caused by COVID-19.

Read the rest of this story at Jacksonville.com.