Florida deputy dies from coronavirus as cases top 11,000

Florida deputy dies from coronavirus as cases top 11,000
. (Source: WXIX)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida deputy has died from coronavirus as the number of positive cases in the state topped 11,000.

Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony said 39-year-old Deputy Shannon Bennett died Friday night from the disease.

Tony said at a news conference Saturday that Bennett was a 12-year veteran of the agency.

Bennett was one of 21 deputies, firefighters and civilian employees of the Broward Sheriff’s Office who have tested positive for coronavirus.

Most are self-isolated at home. At least 191 people in the state have died from the virus.

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