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Florida posts record single-day increase with more than 10,000 new cases reported overnight

Nearly 70,000 tests received by state
Posted at 10:49 AM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 12:11:39-04

(WTXL) — Thursday, the Florida Department of Health confirmed yet another record single-day increase in COVID-19 cases, with 10,109 cases reported overnight.

The state reported 67 new deaths in Wednesday's data, bringing the state total to 3,617.

For hospitalizations, there has been 15,150 total.

FDOH reports the state received 68,821 results from labs on Wednesday, with 14.5 percent of those coming back positive. Gov. DeSantis has attributed these recent spikes to increased testing and some community spread.

The above numbers include people who were tested on multiple days. A person is only counted once for each day they are tested, regardless of whether multiple results are received.

The median age for Wednesday's cases was 37, though people between the ages of 25 and 34 make up the majority of the state's cases.

That same age group only accounts for 6 percent of the state's hospitalizations and 1 percent of the state's deaths.

Since June 23, newly reported coronavirus cases have topped more than 5,000 daily.

More than 2 million people around the state have been tested. You can view the full state report here.

Five counties (Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Hillsborough, and Orange) account for 57 percent of the state's cases. In comparison, Leon County, the Big Bend county with the most cases, only accounts for 1 percent of the state's numbers.

Confirmed cases locally:

CountyCOVID-19 CasesNumber of cases added overnightHospitalizationsDeathsNumber of Deaths added overnight
Leon1377+228528+0
Suwannee561+285821+0
Gadsden406+14657+0
Liberty230+711+0
Madison218+1973+0
Jefferson57+5104+0
Wakulla71+581+0
Jackson381+3292+0
Hamilton376+11112+0
Taylor 85+671+0
Franklin9+200+0
Lafayette33+130+0

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