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Florida breaks record for single-day increase as state reports more than 5,500 new cases

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Posted at 11:29 AM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 12:08:18-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — As many county and city municipalities enact mask mandates, Florida again saw another surge in COVID-19 cases.

The Florida Department of Health reported a jump of 5,508 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total amount of cases in the state to 109,014. That shatters the previous record of 4,600 reported on June 16.

Since Tuesday morning, the state has reported 44 more deaths. The death toll now stands at 3,281.

FDOH reports having completed over 1.6 million tests for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, with 6.5 percent of those tests coming back positive.

On Tuesday, the state completed 36,339 tests.

The percent of positive results, which is the number of people who test positive for the first time divided by all the people tested that day, has ranged from 4.38% to 15.91% over the past 2 weeks and was 15.91% on Tuesday.

Florida has confirmed at least 13,574 coronavirus-related hospitalizations since the start of the outbreak.

Nearly 50 percent of all the state's cases stem from three South Florida counties: Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. In comparison, Leon County, which has the area's highest amount of cases, only accounts for 1 percent of all the state's cases.

Leon:
- 614 cases (added 16 on Tuesday)
- 44 hospitalizations
- 8 deaths

Franklin:
- 4 cases (added 0 on Tuesday)
- 0 hospitalizations
- 0 deaths

Gadsden:
- 332 cases (added 3 on Tuesday)
- 58 hospitalizations
- 6 deaths

Hamilton:
- 315 cases (added 11 on Tuesday)
- 9 hospitalizations
- 2 deaths

Jackson:
- 342 cases (added 1 on Tuesday)
- 26 hospitalizations
- 2 deaths

Jefferson:
- 38 cases (added 0 on Tuesday)
- 9 hospitalizations
- 4 deaths

Lafayette:
- 20 cases (added 0 on Tuesday)
- 2 hospitalizations
- 0 deaths

Liberty:
- 220 cases (added 0 on Tuesday)
- 1 hospitalization
- 1 death

Madison:
- 143 cases (added 1 on Tuesday)
- 4 hospitalizations
- 3 deaths

Suwannee:
- 349 cases (added 10 on Tuesday)
- 47 hospitalizations
- 18 deaths

Taylor:
- 70 cases (added 1 on Tuesday)
- 6 hospitalizations
- 0 deaths

Wakulla:
- 41 cases (added 0 on Tuesday)
- 5 hospitalizations
- 1 death

This is a developing story. Stay with us for updates.

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Data from The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.