Florida Sees Another 10K Cases, Daily Deaths Tripled

Orlando’s NBC News affiliate reports:

Florida has surpassed 300,000 cases of COVID-19 with 10,181 new cases reported on Wednesday. The state added another 112 deaths on Wednesday bringing the statewide death toll to 4,521. Florida’s rolling seven-day average for deaths is now 92 per day, triple the 31 posted a month ago just before the toll began creeping up and then exploding last week. As of Tuesday, Florida had the No. 2 death rate in country, slightly behind Texas, which has 25% more residents.

Click Orlando reports:

In Florida, a total of 19,334 patients have been hospitalized due to severe cases of the respiratory illness. The state is now releasing numbers on currently hospitalized patients, the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration dashboard shows 8,276 people are currently receiving treatment at medical facilities across the state due to complications from COVID-19 as of 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. The new statistics bring Florida’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 301,810.