Florida Reports Massive Single-Day Increase In Cases

Tampa’s CBS News affiliate reports:

The state of Florida has reported record high spikes in the number of new COVID-19 cases for the last couple of weeks, and on Friday it added another 8,942 cases.

That number is now the highest single-day jump in new coronavirus cases in Florida since tracking began in March, eclipsing Wednesday’s previous record of 5,508 new cases, according to data from the Department of Health.

While the number of new cases each day continues to rise, all eyes are also on the percent positivity rate and the number of people being tested each day. As of Friday morning, that rate for new cases is 13.05 percent, an increase from Thursday’s 8.72 percent.