Florida saw a record number of coronavirus cases on Tuesday, the state Department of Health reported.
According to the agency, there were 5,508 new cases of coronavirus as of midnight Tuesday and 44 more COVID-19-related deaths.
Overall, Florida has a total of 109,014 cases and 3,281 coronavirus-related deaths, the agency reported.
The Orlando Sentinel reported that Florida had reached a record level of new cases with Tuesday’s numbers, 1,400 more than the previous record.
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However, the deadliest day for coronavirus cases in Florida was May 4, when 59 deaths were reported, according to the newspaper.
The 44 deaths did not occur Tuesday, it was just when they were reported, according to the Sentinel.
The newspaper reported that it takes up to two weeks to get confirmations of Florida coronavirus-related deaths.
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Since the start of the pandemic, Florida conducted 1.6 million tests and had 13,574 hospitalizations through Wednesday, according to the Sentinel.
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This week, the state has the ninth most deaths in the United States, but it ranks lower in the death rate, the newspaper reported.