Florida reports record number of new COVID-19 cases

  • Florida once again broke its record for new coronavirus cases, reaching at least 11,445 reported on Saturday morning.
  • Thursday was the last time Florida set a new record for single-day COVID-19 cases at 10,109.
  • Only New York has reported more than 10,000 new cases in a day, with the Empire State passing its peak back in April.
  • The 13% jump in Florida from the last record now leaves the Sunshine State at more than 190,000 positive cases and 3,803 reported deaths.
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Florida reported a record number of single-day coronavirus cases Saturday morning, with 11,445 people testing positive on Friday.

That’s a 13% jump from the last time the record was broken on Thursday.

Eighteen deaths were also reported Saturday.

New York is the only other state that has seen more than 10,000 new cases in a day, but their peak passed in April, and new cases have stayed in the hundreds for almost a month.

Florida is not reporting hospitalizations — a key indicator of the severity of the virus — but the Miami Herald reports that the state has promised to start reporting those numbers sometime in the coming week.

Since June 15, Miami-Dade County has seen a spike in hospitalizations, going from less than 600 to over 1,400 now, according to the Herald.

Out of the 65,271 tests administered in Florida on Friday, more than 14% tested positive, according to the Herald.

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