Breaking News: Florida crosses 4,000 new COVID-19 positive cases in a single day

The Florida Department of Health reported today 4,049 new cases of positive COVID-19 tests, raising the overall number to 93,797. It was the first time the number crossed the 4,000 mark, and the highest daily number on record.

40 new deaths related to COVID-19 were also reported by the DOH, raising the death toll in Florida to 3,104.

Saturday’s numbers mark the highest amount of reported cases in a single day the state has seen, according to to the Florida Department of Health. The previous record was 3,822, which was set yesterday. 

The rate of positive testing also increased from 10.98% on Friday’s report to 12.4% today, which is also the highest percentage. Two weeks ago, that percentage was 2.6%.

It was also reported that 165 Florida residents were hospitalized for a total now of 12,939. 

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