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Florida sets record week for coronavirus deaths

Coronavirus deaths worldwide surpasses 200,000
Posted at 4:24 PM, Jul 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-11 16:24:31-04

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — More Floridians died of coronavirus this week than in any other seven-day period.

The state recorded nearly 500 deaths over the last seven days, an average of 71 per day.

The worst week previously was in early May when the state average 60 deaths per day.

Because of the economic shutdown, that rate dropped sharply and three weeks ago the death rate was 30. For two weeks it crept up before exploding the last three days. Since March 1, the state has reported more than 254,500 confirmed cases and about 4,300 deaths.