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Your Thursday Coronavirus Update: Florida Reports 4,504 New Cases, 71 Additional Deaths

Photo: Taylor Brandon
Photo: Taylor Brandon

Florida reported 4,504 new coronavirus cases today for a total of 2,258,433 cases. 

According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University and analyzed by NPR, the average daily caseload this week is 4,483 cases a day. 

That’s an 18 percent decrease from last week’s daily caseload and a 26 percent decrease from daily case numbers two weeks ago. 

The state also added 71 deaths for a total death toll of 35,549 residents. More than 91,600 people have been hospitalized. 

Some 9,101,152 Floridians have been vaccinated.

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