Coronavirus: Florida tops 3000 Deaths as cases of COVID-19 smash one-day high

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Beachgoers wear face masks as they walk along a path, Fla., during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Health Department officials are reporting 3,207 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday morning, again breaking its record for the highest single-day increase since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Thursday’s number is 15% higher than the previous one-day high of 2,783 reported Tuesday.

A week ago, the state’s record for most new cases in a day had been under 1,700.

Florida is now up to 85,926 total cases and 25 new deaths yesterday pushed the state death toll past the 3000 mark, according to the latest data released by the health department.

There were 43 new coronavirus-related deaths reported Thursday morning across the state, including nine in Miami-Dade County, five in Broward and six in Palm Beach County.

In the past day, Miami-Dade County’s confirmed cases increased by 581 to 23,854. The county now has 859 deaths, the highest total in the state.

Broward’s cases increased by 299 to 10,111. The county’s death toll is now at 365.

Palm Beach County’s cases increased by 382 to 9,854, with the death toll at 450.

Monroe County now has 146 cases (an increase of nine overnight) and four confirmed deaths.

Florida has confirmed at least 12,577 coronavirus-related hospitalizations since the start of the outbreak.