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More information on Hurricane Ian deaths in SWFL pushes state toll to at least 99

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The most tragic number in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian is the loss of human life, information that is changing almost multiple times a day.

Information gleaned from an updated death tally after Hurricane Ian, released by the Florida Medical Examiners Commission, and data from local sheriff's offices indicates the statewide death toll is now at least 99.

The commission says it has confirmed the cause of death of 68 people statewide after the hurricane.

The MEC report lists 45 in Lee County. However, earlier Monday, Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said 54 have died in the county.

The MEC report also lists two people in Charlotte County and the Charlotte County Sheriff’s office confirmed to NPR Monday that the number of deaths there is now 24.

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