The Associated Press reports:
Florida on Sunday reported the largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases in any one state since the beginning of the pandemic. According to state Department of Health statistics, 15,299 people tested positive, for a total of 269,811 cases.
California had the previous record of daily positive cases — 11,694, four days ago. New York had 11,571 on April 15. The numbers come at the end of a grim, record-breaking week in Florida, with 514 fatalities. On Sunday, 45 more deaths were reported.
Testing has increased, but the percentage of people testing positive has risen even more dramatically. A month ago, fewer than 5% of tests came up positive on a daily average. Over the past week, the daily average exceeded 19%.
Breaking. All time record for US. 15,300 new Florida COVID-19 cases overnight
— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) July 12, 2020
— Reuters (@Reuters) July 12, 2020
BREAKING: Sunday, Florida reported the most new COVID-19 cases any state has in a single day, 15,300.
This blew past the previous high, 12,274 by New York on April 4, by 3,026 or 24.6%.https://t.co/M0C8Ea02XF
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) July 12, 2020