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We'll update this story each day with the latest statistics about the coronavirus from the Florida Department of Health.

The state of Florida smashed the daily record for new COVID-19 cases Friday with a whopping 8,942 reported. That's a 62% increase over the previous record of 5,508 reported Wednesday.

Florida's total number of novel coronavirus cases is now at 122,960. The state has now added more cases since the Department of Health's June 10 morning report (56,960) than it did from the start of the pandemic in March through the end of May (56,163).

Phase 1 reopening of the state began May 18, followed by more openings in Phase 2 which began June 5. 

The number of reported deaths increased to 3,366, an increase of 39 since Thursday.

The total number of people who have been hospitalized is 13,987, an increase of 1,048 patients since June 20. However, the Department of Health notes that figure does not reflect the number of COVID-19 patients currently in hospitals.

Here's a breakdown of the latest numbers in Florida:


  • Total cases: 122,960
  • Deaths: 3,366
  • Hospitalizations: 13,987


  • Total tests: 1,770,081
  • Positive: 122,960
  • Negative: 1,645,925
  • % positive: 6.95%
  • Inconclusive: 1,196
  • Awaiting testing: 1,752

Deaths in long-term care facilities

  •  Total: 1,772

Top 5 cities with confirmed cases

  • Miami: 17,909
  • Orlando: 5,872
  • Tampa: 5,134
  • Hialeah: 4,037
  • Jacksonville: 3,673

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