Florida’s new con­firmed cases de­crease

USA TODAY US Edition - - NEWS - Dan DeLuca, Naples Daily News

Florida re­ported a record 132 ad­di­tional COVID-19re­lated deaths Tues­day, sur­pass­ing the pre­vi­ous high of 120 set July 9. The seven-day av­er­age for deaths statewide in­creased to 81.14, more than dou­ble the av­er­age on July 1 (38.43).

Ac­cord­ing to the Depart­ment of Health, the state added 9,194 novel coro­n­avirus cases Tues­day, snap­ping a streak of four con­sec­u­tive days with more than 10,000 new cases re­ported. That brings Florida’s cu­mu­la­tive num­ber of cases to 291,629. The state reached a record high for new con­firmed COVID-19 cases Sun­day with 15,300, the most any state has re­ported in a sin­gle day since the pan­demic started.

Tues­day was the 21st con­sec­u­tive day with at least 5,000 pos­i­tive cases.

The record-break­ing daily death to­tal in­creased the over­all toll to 4,409 res­i­dent deaths statewide.

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