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Florida Shatters Daily New Coronavirus Cases Record
Florida Dept. of Health reported a new record for new daily coronavirus cases Thursday, reporting 16,653 Florida residents had tested positive. With non-Florida residents factored in, the total is 17,192 new cases.
That breaks a record of 15,300 new cases in a single day back in July.
At the beginning of the week health officials said the increase in reported cases was at least in part attributed to reduced hours or closures of health care facilities and labs over the holidays, which slowed testing and processing.
However, new daily cases have been going up steadily since November.
We've been tracking new daily cases and positivity rates since the start of phase 3 reopening on September 25. We've posted the chart below. You can see the daily numbers HERE.
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