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Florida: Lowest number of reported virus cases since June

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Posted at 6:01 PM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 18:01:35-04

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has reported its lowest number of new coronavirus cases since mid-June and the number of people hospitalized continues to fall.

The state reported 2,678 new confirmed cases on Monday, a level the state hasn’t seen since June 17.

That's when Florida began a month-long explosion of new infections that peaked at 15,300 on July 12.

The seven-day average for new cases is now about 3,600, down from 11,000 a month ago.

Also, the number of people being treated in Florida hospitals for COVID-19 has been declining since highs above 9,500 on July 23. The number of hospitalized patients on Monday morning stood at less than 5,700.

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