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Florida Posts New Single-Day High Number Of New COVID-19 Cases

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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.

Mark Schreiner is the assistant news director and intern coordinator for WUSF News.
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