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Your Wednesday Coronavirus Update: Florida Adds 4,000 New Cases

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Florida adds 4,000 new cases

Matthew Peddie, WMFE

For the second day in a row, new coronavirus cases topped 4,000. The state added 4,076 new cases and 66 new deaths from COVID-19 Wednesday.

Image: Florida Department of Health

The total number of coronavirus infections has climbed to 790,426, and 16,775 people have died from COVID-19.

The Agency for Health Care Administration reported 2,336 people hospitalized in  with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19.

Nationally there have been more than 8.7 million coronavirus cases and more than 225,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

 

 

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Matthew Peddie

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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