Florida breaks single-day COVID-19 record with 75,900 cases

Positive cases doubled this summer's peak number
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Posted at 5:38 PM, Dec 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-31 17:38:23-05

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — On Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported more than 75,900 new cases of COVID-19 in Florida.

That tally raises the 7-day average daily to 42,600, which is twice as high as it was at the peak of this summer’s surge when the delta variant fueled a surge of infections in the state.

Friday’s report marks a single-day record for the number of new cases in Florida.

It breaks the record set a day earlier when more than 58,000 cases were reported in the state.

The omicron variant of the coronavirus has spiked in Florida and across the nation during the holiday season.