Florida Reports 8800 New COVID Cases After Miami Lab Turns In “Backlog” Of 4000 Cases Dating Back To June

The Miami Herald reports:

Florida’s Department of Health on Wednesday confirmed 8,109 additional cases of COVID-19, pushing the state’s known total to 550,901. An additional 212 Florida resident deaths brings the statewide resident death toll to 8,765.

Miami-Dade County reported 4,141 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 30 new deaths, according to Florida’s Department of Health. The county now has 139,271 confirmed cases and 1,939 deaths.

Florida’s Department of Health says the county’s single-day high of 4,141 newly confirmed cases is “not reflective of current trends” because it was caused by a backlog of testing data dating back to June 23 from Niznik Lab Corp in Miami.