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Florida breaks record with 216 more deaths, passes 450,000 COVID-19 cases

Florida has set another record for deaths reported in a day. As of Wednesday, the state confirmed 9,446 more COVID-19 cases and 216 residents’ deaths.

Florida is now up to 451,423 cases and 6,333 resident deaths attributed to the virus since the start of the outbreak, according to the Florida Department of Health. At least 124 more nonresidents have died in Florida, including one more reported Wednesday.

The new deaths announced Wednesday include 31 in Broward County, 30 in Miami-Dade and 21 in Palm Beach County.

Florida over the weekend passed New York and now has the second-most cases in the United States, behind only California.