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Your Tuesday Coronavirus Update: Florida Reports 9,068 New Coronavirus Cases, 64 Additional Deaths

Photo: Fusion Medical Animation
Photo: Fusion Medical Animation

Florida reported 9,068 new coronavirus cases today bringing the total number of people who have gotten sick with COVID-19 in the state to over 2 million. 

The average daily caseload this week has hovered around 5,791 cases. 

According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University and analyzed by NPR, that’s a 7 percent increase from last week and a 20 percent increase from two weeks ago. 

The state also added 64 new COVID-19 related deaths. More than 34,000 Floridians have died from the virus. 

So far, more than 7 million people have been vaccinated in the state. 

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Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter and fill-in host at WMFE.