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Florida Reports More than 23,000 New COVID Cases, 172 Deaths Over the Past Week

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Cases are rising again in Florida according to the latest COVID-19 data reported by the Florida Department of Health on Friday. 

Florida reported some 23,747 new coronavirus cases over the past week, bringing the total to 2,361,360 cases.

According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University and analyzed by NPR, the state averaged 2,241 new cases a day. 

That’s a 42 percent increase from last week’s daily case numbers and a 55 percent increase from two weeks ago. 

The statewide positivity rate has jumped to 7.8 percent.

The state also added 172 new deaths since July 2, for a death toll of 38,157 people. 

Some 9.6 million people in the state have been fully vaccinated with either the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

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