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Your Coronavirus Update For Friday: Florida Coronavirus Infections Hit 1.9 Million

Florida added 5,975 new COVID-19 cases, according to figures released Friday. 

More than 1.9 million Floridians have now been infected with coronavirus. Some 1,900,598 residents have tested positive for COVID-19 with the state reporting 1,936,207 cases overall. 

Florida added 138 new deaths. Statewide, 31,522 residents and 568 non-residents have died from COVID-19

Florida is averaging 5,419 new cases per day in the last week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University analyzed by NPR.

That’s an 11% decrease over the week prior, and a 12% decrease from two weeks ago.

As of Friday morning, 3,419 patients were in the hospital statewide with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19. 

Some 1,815,999 people have completed a series of the vaccine and 1,442,998 have received the first dose. 

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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 »