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Florida sets daily coronavirus case record as total hits 70k

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Posted at 3:18 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 15:19:31-04

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Florida's number of confirmed coronavirus cases is now over 70,000 as it set another daily record.

About 1,900 new cases were confirmed Friday, continuing an upward trend propelled partly by increased testing but also by a higher percentage of tests coming back positive.

The state reported that more than 5% of tests have turned up positive the last three days, up from 2.5 and 4.5% the previous week. About 30 more people died, pushing the total to 2,877, but down significantly from the 60 deaths per day the state was averaging the first week of May.