Florida’s new confirmed cases decrease
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.