(CMR) Florida has had several record-breaking days for new coronavirus infections over the past 48 hours breaking its own record earlier today. Florida's Department of Health made the announcement of this new daily record and confirmed that it surpassed the previous reported on Thursday record by 204.
On Friday, June 12, 1,902 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, according to state data. That number is now the highest single-day jump in new cases since tracking began in March.
On Thursday, 1,698 new cases were reported from the day prior, which was the highest single-day spike before Friday's numbers were released. Twenty-nine new deaths were also confirmed.
Now, there have been 70,971 cases in Florida and 2,877 people have died. And, 11,706 people have been hospitalized, which is 135 more than what was reported Thursday.
To date, 1,336,895 persons have been tested in Florida. Of the total tested, 70,971 (about 5.31%) have tested positive. The state says there are 1,243 tests with pending results. In total, 1,571,222 tests have been conducted.
More than half of the state’s known COVID-19 cases are in South Florida’s four counties: Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe. Miami-Dade continues to lead the state with the most confirmed cases and deaths. It has 20,872 known cases and 809 deaths.