Florida Reports 14K New Cases, New Record For Deaths

The Miami Herald reports:

Florida’s Department of Health on Thursday confirmed 13,965 new cases of COVID-19, the second highest single-day total recorded in the state since the pandemic began in March. The state now has a total of 315,775 confirmed cases.

There were also 156 new Florida resident deaths announced, bringing the statewide resident death toll to 4,677.

The 156 deaths are the most the health department has announced within a 24-hour period, although it does not necessarily mean that all of the people died in the past 24 hours. Previously, the highest single-day toll was reported on Tuesday with 132 deaths.