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Florida tops virus death mark

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (AP) — Florida surpassed its previous one-day record for coronavirus deaths today.

Florida reported 132 additional deaths, topping the previous record for the state set just last week. The figure likely includes deaths from the past weekend that had not been previously reported.

Even so, the new deaths raised Florida's seven-day average to 81 per day, more than double the figure of two weeks ago and now the second-highest in the United States behind Texas.

Doctors have predicted a surge in deaths as Florida's daily reported cases have gone from about 2,000 a day a month ago to over 12,000.


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