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Florida Posts New Single-Day High Number Of New COVID-19 Cases
Wednesday's report of 24,753 new cases topped the previous high of 23,958 recorded on Friday.
Florida reported Wednesday that 24,753 more people have tested positive for coronavirus — the most reported in a single day.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recorded four new COVID-19 related deaths statewide.
The state has seen its five highest single days of new cases all occur since July 30:
- August 10, 2021 — 24,753
- August 6, 2021 — 23,958
- August 5, 2021 — 22,776
- July 30, 2021 — 21,702
- August 7, 2021 — 21,487
Florida reports 2,806,813 people have tested positive for COVID-19.
The state also added four deaths, bringing the total to 40,171.
Hospitalizations rose by 280 to 15,449 patients with COVID-19, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
About 47.6% of Florida's staffed ICU beds were taken by 3,112 coronavirus patients.