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Florida records over 4,000 new cases of COVID-19 in one day, death toll up by 40

The Sunshine State’s coronavirus cases have risen by a record for the third day in a row, 4,049, and additional deaths declined to 40 from 43 the day before for a total of 3,144, including 4 in Palm Beach County, the Florida Department of Health announced Saturday.

The cases record surpassed by 227 the previous record of 3,822 and a 3,207 mark Thursday. On Wednesday, the rise was 2,610 Wednesday and a previous record 2,783 Tuesday.

Seven of the eight days more than 2,000 cases have been reported, with the only exception 1,758 on Sunday. Last Saturday the increase was 2,582.

In one week, cases statewide have climbed by 20,245 for a 27.7 percent gain.

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