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Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health

The toll of COVID-19-related deaths in Florida surpassed 130 for the second-straight day Wednesday.

The Florida Department of Health reported 139  people have died in the state in the 24-hour period since Tuesday, bringing the statewide total deaths to 5,345. It was the second-highest number of deaths in Florida since the pandemic began; and five more than Tuesday’s toll. On July 16, 156 deaths were recorded.

Florida's coronavirus dashboard
Florida Department of Health

Florida shattered the record for the number of coronavirus cases reported in a 24-hour period, and also set a national mark for daily cases.

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health

Florida wrapped up a historic week during the coronavirus pandemic Friday. State health officials recorded the highest number of both new coronavirus cases and deaths in a seven-day period.

According to figures from the Florida Department of Health, 65,557 people tested positive for the virus since July 3. The number tops last week’s previous record high of 55,634 new cases.

The state also reported a new one-day high for new hospitalizations for COVID-19.

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health

According to the Florida Department of Health's Monday report, almost half of the statewide deaths were in the Tampa Bay area.

Of the 22 deaths in the region, eight were in Hillsborough County and nine were in Manatee County; daily high numbers for each county since the pandemic began.

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health

According to the Department of Health, the number of people who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus in Florida has passed 100,000.

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health

The Tampa Bay area continues to see unsurpassed numbers of new coronavirus cases, with 551 more people testing positive since Tuesday.

It’s the first time the regional daily increase in the number of people testing positive has topped 500.

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health

Florida health officials reported the highest daily increase in new coronavirus infections in the Tampa Bay area Wednesday.

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health

State health officials reported an increase of 1,096 positive coronavirus tests Tuesday, bringing the state's total cases to 66,000.