Florida’s coronavirus death rate surpasses all other US states

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Florida’s skyrocketing coronavirus death rate is now higher than any other US state, edging out Texas, which has about 25 per cent more people.

Florida recorded another 134 deaths on Tuesday. 

A month ago, Florida was averaging 33 coronavirus deaths daily.

Overall, 5,317 people have died in Florida from COVID-19 since March 1 and almost 370,000 people have tested positive for the disease. 

About 19 per cent of tests have returned positive in Florida over the last week, compared with 10 per cent a month ago and 2.3 per cent in late May.

The state reported that an additional 517 people have been admitted to hospitals with the disease.

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