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New COVID-19 cases in Florida plunge before primary election

New COVID-19 cases in Florida plunge before primary election
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Posted at 2:37 PM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 14:37:34-04

Florida health officials are reporting about 3,900 new cases of the coronavirus, the lowest daily total in nearly two months.

The number of Floridians dying of the disease — 107 — also took a dramatic downward turn from the last few days.

The lower numbers announced Sunday come just days before Florida voters cast ballots Tuesday in primaries across the state for congressional, legislative and other seats.

More than 2.3 million people have opted to vote early, instead of braving lines and the risk of infection. Officials, however, have assured voters who decide to show up a the polls on Tuesday that doing so will be safe.