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Your Coronavirus Update For Thursday: Florida Adds 11,234 New Cases

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Florida adds 11,234 new cases as death toll nears 20,000

Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Florida added 11,234 new coronavirus cases Thursday. It’s the highest daily case count in the last 14 days, and the most new cases reported in a single day since July.

The state department of health reported 135 new deaths as the overall death toll reached 19,851.

The state has reported 1,094,697 coronavirus infections since March.

The Agency for Health Care Administration reported 4,550 hospitalizations for a primary diagnosis of COVID-19.

The positivity rate for new cases among Florida residents was 8.07%, a slight dip from the day before. The percentage of Florida residents who tested positive for coronavirus is 10.06%.

Orange County added 659 new cases and 15 new fatalities.

Orange County has seen 61,697 coronavirus cases since March, and 677 people have died from COVID-19. Some 210 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

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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 »