Florida Shatters Daily Record With 5,500 New COVID-19 Cases

Florida again shattered its daily COVID-19 record with 5,508 additional cases of COVID-19 confirmed today. The state now has a total of 109,014 confirmed cases.

Previously, the highest daily total of newly confirmed cases was on Saturday, with 4,049. There were also 44 new deaths announced Wednesday, raising the statewide death toll to 3,281.

There have been varying numbers reported in the media relating to this week’s COVID-19 cases. Alberto Moscoso, a spokesman for Florida’s Department of Health, confirmed to the Miami Herald that there were discrepancies noted in Tuesday’s total number of cases and deaths, resulting in the confusion.

The Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard has confirmed to correct numbers.

South Florida, excluded from phase two reopening, still remains ground zero. Here are the numbers below:

▪ Miami-Dade County reported 957 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 24 new deaths. The county now has a total of 27,779 confirmed cases and 926 deaths, the highest in the state.

▪ Broward County reported 473 additional confirmed case of the disease and one new death. The county now has 12,217 known cases and 378 deaths.

▪ Palm Beach County saw 356 additional confirmed cases and six new deaths. The county now has a total of 11,536 known cases and 482 deaths.

▪ Monroe County reported eight additional cases of the disease and no new deaths. The Florida Keys now have a total of 174 confirmed cases and four deaths.

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