Nearly 57,000 Floridians have died of COVID-19, per report

Florida is nearing 57,000 resident deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic started in early 2020, according to a report released Friday by the state Department of Health.

As of Thursday, the state totaled 56,667 deaths, up from 55,299 in a report issued last week. Lags in reporting make it difficult to track when the additional deaths occurred.…