As of Sunday, Florida had totaled almost 40,000 deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Here is a glimpse at how the death totals have steadily increased since COVID-19 hit the state in early 2020:

--- March 9, 2020: 2

--- April 1, 2020: 101

--- May 1, 2020: 1,314

--- June 1, 2020: 2,460

--- July 1, 2020: 3,550

--- Aug. 1, 2020: 7,022

--- Sept. 1, 2020: 11,374

--- Oct. 1, 2020: 14,444

--- Nov. 1, 2020: 16,789

--- Dec. 1, 2020: 18,679

--- Jan. 1, 2021: 21,673

--- Feb. 1, 2021: 26,685

--- March 1, 2021: 30,999

--- April 1, 2021: 33,494

--- May 1, 2021: 35,239

--- June 1, 2021: 36,869

--- July 1, 2021: 37,963

--- Aug. 8, 2021: 39,934

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention