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Florida breaks record with 10,109 new coronavirus cases

Amaya Pascual
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Florida breaks the state record for most new cases with 10,109, breaking the previous record of 9,585 in one day (Saturday.) The deaths also climbed up by 67 in one day, according to the Florida Department of Health announced Thursday.

The total number of cases in the state is 169, 106. In one week, Florida’s cases have risen by 57,382 for an increase of 51.4 percent.

South Florida is a hotspot for coronavirus cases.

In Palm Beach County, new cases were 423 compared with 297 Wednesday and the record 658 Friday for a total of 14,859, including residents and nonresidents. Miami-Dade’s cases increased 2,304 and Broward 579. In the Treasure Coast area, the rise was 64 in St. Lucie, 38 in Martin, 33 in Indian River and 7 in Okeechobee.

Florida’s cases reported Wednesday were third in the nation behind California with 9,740 and Texas with 8,076.

VP Mike Pence and Gov. Ron DeSantis are scheduled to discuss coronavirus in Florida Thursday at 3 PM.