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.