Florida again reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases

Posted at 3:13 PM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 15:14:56-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida has again reported another daily increase of more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases, the 12th day since the Fourth of July the number has topped that threshold.

The state Department of Health's report of 10,347 new cases and 90 deaths on Monday brings the state’s totals for the entire pandemic to more than 360,000 cases and over 5,100 deaths.

Florida's seven-day average death toll is about 114 per day. Its overall deaths rank 25th in the nation per capita, or about 7 times less than highest-ranked New Jersey.

Hospitalizations continue to increase, standing at 9,452 statewide as of late morning Monday.