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Florida stops releasing medical examiners’ coronavirus death counts after they report higher total

Posted on AllSides April 30th, 2020
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Florida health officials have stopped publishing real-time coronavirus death data reported by medical examiners after they showed a higher number of fatalities than the official state total.

The Sunshine State has not released lists compiled by the state Medical Examiners Commission in the last nine days. The updates stopped after The Tampa Bay Times reported that the medical examiners' death count was 10% higher than the number reported by the Florida Department of Health.

Dr. Stephen Nelson, who heads the commission, told the outlet that the change in policy came...

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