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Your Coronavirus Update For Friday: Florida Averaging 14,000 New Cases Per Day; Nearly 80,000 People Vaccinated Statewide

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Florida averaging more than 14,000 new cases per day

Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Florida added 16,549 new COVID-19 cases, according to figures released Friday. 

That’s an increase to the three prior days. 

The state added 188 new deaths from COVID-19

Florida is averaging 14,496 new cases per day in the last week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University analyzed by NPR.

That’s a 5 percent decrease over the week prior, and a 38 percent increase from two weeks ago. 

As of Friday morning, 7,528 patients were in the hospital statewide with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19. 

In total, more than 1.5 million Floridians have gotten COVID-19, and 24,169 people have died. 

Some 769,765 people have received the first dose of a vaccine, and 79,552 have completed a full course of the vaccine. 

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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of earthquakes, criminal trials and rugby ... Read Full Bio »