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Florida COVID-19 cases jump by 17K over 2-day holiday period

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Posted at 5:11 PM, Dec 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-26 17:11:30-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida health officials are reporting about 17,000 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, bringing the state's total to 1.26 million since the start of the pandemic.

The latest infection count released on Saturday reflects two days of data, including Christmas Day.

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The state did not report fresh numbers because of the holiday.

During that same span, another 140 Floridians were reported to have died from COVID-19. The state's death toll now stands at more than 21,100.