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Florida tops 500K virus cases as testing resumes after storm

Photo: CDC @cdc
Photo: CDC @cdc

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — State officials say Florida has surpassed 500,000 coronavirus cases as testing ramps up following a temporary shutdown of some sites because of Tropical Storm Isaias.

A long line of cars waited outside Hark Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on Wednesday morning for a coronavirus testing site to reopen.

Florida reported 225 new virus deaths Wednesday, bringing its seven-day average in daily reported deaths to a high of 185, behind Texas with 197.

The Florida Department of Health reported 5,409 new coronavirus cases Wednesday.