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Florida shatters single-day record with nearly 15,300 new COVID-19 cases

Posted at 4:11 PM, Jul 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-12 16:26:04-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - — Florida Department of Health confirms the state has once again beat its single-day record of coronavirus cases. DOH officials report 15,299 new COVID-19 cases Sunday morning.

The new total across the state is now 269, 811 as of Sunday morning, according to DOH. The previous record was set on July 3 with just under 11,400.

Here in the Big Bend, Leon County saw an uptick of more than a hundred cases, now at 2,348 confirmed cases, according to DOH.
In Gadsden County, confirmed cases jumped by 14, now at 588.
In Franklin County, confirmed cases now at 33.
In Wakulla County, cases only jumped by six, totaling 128, with one death.

DOH reports, for the third day in a row, the positivity rate across the state is down. Sunday morning's numbers show it at 11.2 percent, the lowest it's been in more than two weeks.

The coronavirus death toll now stands at 4,242. The state health department has reported nearly 500 deaths over the last seven days. These numbers show more people in Florida have died of COVID-19 this week than any other seven-day period, according to DOH.

Helen Ferre, a spokeswoman for DeSantis, said Sunday that the state has tested more than 2.4 million people for COVID-19.