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Florida posts another daily record of COVID-19 infections

Florida posts another daily record of COVID-19 infections
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Posted at 6:06 PM, Jun 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-20 18:07:19-04

The coronavirus outbreak continued its fevered escalation in Florida, as the state reported Saturday more than 4,000 new cases — the highest daily total yet in a state that has seen numerous record-breaking spikes since reopening restaurants, bars, gyms and other public places.

The Florida Health Department also reported 40 more people have died from COVID-19, bringing the state’s tally to more than 3,140.

Since the outbreak began earlier this year, nearly 94,000 Floridians have tested positive for the virus. The state said new test results were reported for 34,400 people Friday and showed an infection rate of more than 12% — a clear indication of the the widened public spread of the disease.