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.