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Your Coronavirus Update For Thursday: Florida Adds 5,000 New Cases; 163 New Deaths

Image: Florida Department of Health
Matthew Peddie
Image: Florida Department of Health

Florida added 5,073 new COVID-19 cases, according to figures released Thursday. 

The state also added 163 new deaths. 

More than 1.8 million Floridians have been infected by coronavirus and 29,474 have died from COVID-19. 

Florida is averaging 6,621 new cases per day in the last week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University analyzed by NPR.

That’s a 14% decrease over the week prior, and a 32% decrease from two weeks ago.

Hospitalizations continue to tick down, with 4,367 people in hospital Thursday with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19. 

Some 1,232,083 people have completed a course of the vaccine and 1,319,799 have received the first dose.

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