Florida reports over 11,000 new COVID-19 cases, breaking its single-day record twice in one week

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MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - MAY 06: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis takes his mask off as he prepares to speak during a press conference at the Hard Rock Stadium testing site on May 06, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Gov. DeSantis announced during the press conference that a COVID-19 antibodies test will be available. The test can show if a person has had the virus in the past without showing symptoms, and therefore may be immune to it. The test will be available to first responders and health care workers first, with the goal of being able to expand testing to the general public.

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - MAY 06: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis takes his mask off as he prepares to speak during a press conference at the Hard Rock Stadium testing site on May 06, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Gov. DeSantis announced during the press conference that a COVID-19 antibodies test will be available. The test can show if a person has had the virus in the past without showing symptoms, and therefore may be immune to it. The test will be available to first responders and health care workers first, with the goal of being able to expand testing to the general public.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

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  • Florida once again broke its record for new coronavirus cases, reaching at least 11,445 reported on Saturday morning.

  • Thursday was the last time Florida set a new record for single-day COVID-19 cases at 10,109.

  • Only New York has reported more than 10,000 new cases in a day, with the Empire State passing its peak back in April.

  • The 13% jump in Florida from the last record now leaves the Sunshine State at more than 190,000 positive cases and 3,803 reported deaths.

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Florida reported a record number of single-day coronavirus cases Saturday morning, with 11,445 people testing positive on Friday.

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That’s a 13% jump from the last time the record was broken on Thursday.

Eighteen deaths were also reported Saturday.

New York is the only other state that has seen more than 10,000 new cases in a day, but their peak passed in April, and new cases have stayed in the hundreds for almost a month.

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Out of the 65,271 tests administered in Florida on Friday, more than 14% tested positive, according to the Herald.

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