Breaking News: Florida reports record high of 8,942 new positive COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 Florida
COVID-19 Florida

The Florida Department of Health has reported 8,942 new cases to the Florida COVID-19 Dashboard, bringing the total positive test count to 122,960 cases as of the June 25th report.

It is the highest single day report on record in Florida.

Here’s a breakdown of the new coronavirus cases reported by the state each day for the past week:

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  • June 18: 3,207
  • June 19: 3,822
  • June 20: 4,049
  • June 21: 3,494
  • June 22: 2,926 
  • June 23: 3,286
  • June 24: 5,508
  • June 25: 5,004
  • June 26: 8,942

Statewide hospitalizations­­­ are at 13,987, an increase of 212.

13.5% of new cases tested positive, which is the second highest percentage on record. There were 71,433 tests administered, which is the highest single day of testing on record.

Alachua County is now at 945 cases, up 82 from yesterday. The average positivity rate in the County continues to increase, climbing to 2.49 percent.

Some cities in the county are reporting an increase of cases. Alachua at 43, Newberry at 40, Archer at 13, Hawthorne at 9, Micanopy at 5, and Waldo at 7.

Gilchrist County has 89 cases with Levy County at 165 and Columbia County at 250 cases.

3,366 people have died from the virus, an increase of 39 over the day before.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more details are known.

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