Florida Reports Near-Record 26K+ New COVID Cases

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports:

With the omicron variant rapidly spreading and lines of people swarming testing sites before Christmas, Florida nearly set a new record for daily COVID-19 infections. The state reported 26,811 new cases to the federal government from Wednesday, the CDC’s latest data shows Thursday.

Florida’s highest single-day case increase was 27,669 from Aug. 26, according to the CDC. This latest increase is the second-highest. The state appears poised to soon surpass the daily record, a sudden turnaround after Florida had been reporting fewer than 2,000 cases per day from late October into early December.

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