Florida reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases, setting a new daily high

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Florida cases at 10,000 a day

Florida added 10,109 cases of the novel coronavirus Thursday, a new record and making it the ninth consecutive day that at least 5,000 new cases have been counted, according to data from the Florida Department of Health.

The total number of COVID-19 cases statewide is now 169,106.

The state's total number of cases has nearly tripled since the Phase 2 reopening began on June 5 (61,488). Bars were closed for the second time during the pandemic June 26 to try to limit the spread of the virus.

The number of reported deaths of Florida residents rose to 3,617, including the first death of someone between the ages of 5 and 14. The death toll increased by 67 since Wednesday.

The total number of people who have been hospitalized rose to 15,150. The Department of Health notes the total figure is cumulative and does not reflect the number of COVID-19 patients currently in hospitals.

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