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Florida reaches over 70,000 daily COVID cases

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According to the CDC, Florida reported 71,742 new COVID-19 cases from Tuesday, a significant jump after two straight days when the increase was fewer than 50,000.

Tuesday’s total posted by the CDC on Wednesday, represents Florida’s fourth-highest daily case increase since the start of the pandemic.

A record 77,156 cases were assigned to Saturday.

The CDC reports that Florida has now verified at least 4,878,524 COVID-19 infections since the start of the outbreak and 62,819 deaths, up six from a day earlier.

On Wednesday, more than 11,000 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19 across the sate, according to the Florida Hospital Association.

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