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Florida To Investigate All COVID-19 Deaths After Questions About ‘Integrity’ Of Data

Florida, which has reported the deaths of over 16,300 people from COVID-19, now is raising doubts about the accuracy of pandemic fatalities in recent months.

The state Department of Health on Wednesday announced that “fatality data reported to the state consistently presents confusion and warrants a more rigorous review.” It delayed the release of its daily coronavirus data about cases and deaths because of the developing situation.

Officials said that of 95 deaths reported to the state on Tuesday, 16 had "more than a two-month separation between the time the individuals tested positive and passed away, and 11 of the deaths occurred more than a month ago.” And in five cases, there was a three-month gap between the time of infection and death.

Read more at our news partner the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

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Marc Freeman