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COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches 2,237 Among Duval County Residents

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Wayne Bright, funeral director at Wilson Funeral Home, arranges flowers on a casket before a service Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, in Tampa.

The latest wave of COVID-19 infections has raised the death toll among Duval County residents to 2,237 since the pandemic began in 2020 and unleashed yet another surge in cases this summer.

The Florida Department of Health in Duval County gave a Jacksonville City Council committee the update Tuesday during the department's regular briefings on the COVID-19 virus.

The state Department of Health stopped providing daily reports showing county-level data on deaths in early June when cases had fallen sharply. The local department's updates to City Council have given a rare insight into the life-and-death impact of the virus.

Read the rest of this story from WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.