The state of Florida has been struck particularly hard by the latest surge, with more than 17,000 people hospitalized with Covid-19, according to data Saturday from the US Department of Health & Human Services.
And in the week beginning August 14, at least five police departments in South Florida reported the deaths of law enforcement officers from Covid-19.
At least 103 law enforcement officers have lost their lives to Covid-19 in 2021, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page, which counts Covid-19 as the leading cause of officer deaths this year.
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— WESH 2 News (@WESH) August 22, 2021