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Your Tuesday Coronavirus Update: Florida Reports 5,645 New Cases, 62 Additional Deaths

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Florida reported 5,645 new coronavirus cases today, bringing the total number of cases to 2,178,783. 

According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University and analyzed by NPR, Florida is averaging 6,756 new cases per day this week.

That’s a 17 percent increase from last week’s daily average and a 25 percent increase from two weeks ago.

The state also added 62 new coronavirus-related deaths. More than 34,500 people have died from COVID in the state and some 88,521 people have been hospitalized. 

So far, 8,143,599 Floridians have been vaccinated against the virus.

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Fishkind Conversations: The Impact Of Vaccine Passports On The Economy

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Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter at WMFE. You can hear her reporting on a daily basis on the station. She also fills-in as a host during the morning and afternoon drive times. Her reporting has been featured on NPR, Marketplace, Here & Now, and Vox. Danielle is originally from Rochester Hills, ... Read Full Bio »