As of Thursday, the state had a reported total of 4.56 million cases and 62,688 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic started in early 2020. In Northeast Florida, Duval County added the most infections to the DOH’s weekly caseload — 14,370, according to the state. Alachua County reported 3,789 cases, followed by St. Johns with 3,126 cases and Clay with 2,471.
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During the three preceding weeks, Florida totaled 53,840 new cases. Ad
Notably, a total of 76,887 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Florida on Thursday alone, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. It’s a new one-day record for new cases in the state — slightly higher than the previous one when 75,732 cases were reported on Dec. 30. RELATED: Trust Index: Fact-checking claims about at-home COVID-19 tests & vaccine-related injuries | Florida sets new 1-day record for COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations of young children soar in US
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