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Florida COVID cases top 200K

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Posted at 12:50 PM, Jul 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-05 13:50:16-04

It took three months, from early March to June 22, for Florida to cross 100,000 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, but it took less than two weeks for the state to go from 100,000 to 200,000 cases — and the positive test rate keeps rising, the Miami Herald reports.

The 10,059 confirmed new novel coronavirus cases from Sunday’s Florida Department of Health update, the third highest single day total, behind Saturday and Thursday, shot the state’s pandemic case number to 200,111, the newspaper is reporting.

While there’s been an increase in testing over the last week, the Herald reports that there’s also been a massive leap in the positive test rate. The average daily positive test rate from July 21 through Jun 27 was 9.94%. The average for the next seven days: 14.47%.

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