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Florida reports 23,335 new COVID-19 cases from Tuesday

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The newest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that Florida reported 23,335 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

That marks two straight days with over 21,000 cases after two days under 20,000.

The 7-day moving average is 21,569 new cases per day in the state.

The highest daily total remains 25,995 from last Thursday.

A look at the past 7 days of Florida new cases, according to the CDC:

  • Aug. 17: 23,335
  • Aug. 16: 21,669
  • Aug. 15: 17,216
  • Aug. 14: 16,476
  • Aug. 13: 22,355
  • Aug. 12: 25,995
  • Aug. 11: 23,941

Florida releases its full data report weekly on Fridays. The state has seen an increase in new cases for eight consecutive weeks, and the new-case positivity rate reached 19.3% in the report released this past Friday.

To see the full CDC daily data, click here.


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David Selig is the Digital Executive Producer at WPLG, overseeing Local10.com.