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Your Thursday Coronavirus Update: Florida Reports 2,893 New Cases, 76 Additional Deaths

Photo: Thomas Park
Photo: Thomas Park

Florida reported 2,893 new coronavirus cases for a total of 2,302,489 cases. 

According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University and analyzed by NPR, the average number of cases this week has hovered around 3,007. 

That’s a 15 percent decrease from last week’s average daily caseload and a 33 percent decrease from last week’s average daily numbers.

The state also added 76 coronavirus-related deaths for a death toll of 36,347 residents who have passed away since last March. 

More than 93,800 people have been hospitalized with coronavirus-related illness in that time.

Some 9,813,737 Floridians have been vaccinated with the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine so far.

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