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Florida adds 21, 208 COVID-19 cases Tuesday, CDC data shows

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According to the Florida Hospital Association, 16,820 people are hospitalized across the state with COVID-19 on Tuesday.

Florida reported 21, 208 new COVID-19 cases and six more deaths connected to the virus Tuesday, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

That’s right in line with state’s 7-day moving average, which has been over 21,000 new cases per day for the past two weeks.

The United State’s 7-day moving average is 124,383 new cases per day, meaning Florida is accounting for 17% of those.

Florida has now verified 3,103,941 COVID-19 cases and 42,722 deaths since the start of pandemic.

The latest data comes from numbers sent to the CDC by Florida’s health department.

The state only releases a comprehensive COVID-19 report publicly once a week on Fridays.

This past Friday report showed that the new-case positivity rate statewide had reached 19.8%, a month consecutive week of increases in that metric.