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Your Coronavirus Update For Thursday: Florida Reaches 1.8 Million Cases

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Florida added 8.351 new COVID-19 cases, according to figures released Thursday. 

More than 1,8 million Floridians have gotten COVID-19, and 28,382 have died. 

Florida is averaging 7,666 new cases per day in the last week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University analyzed by NPR.

That’s a 22% decrease over the week prior, and a 29% increase from two weeks ago.

Hospitalizations have fallen below 5,000. 

As of Thursday morning, 4,906 patients were in the hospital statewide with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19. 

Some 891,741 people have completed a full series of the vaccine, and 1,274,170 have received the first dose. 


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About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, 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 ... Read Full Bio »

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