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Florida reports 1,296 COVID-19 deaths, 12,386 more cases



Fort Lauderdale, Florida – According to the latest COVID-19 data from the CDC on Thursday shows an increase of 1,296 deaths from the total reported a day earlier.

The backdating of fatalities shows now that more than 7,600 people died in Florida in August, the deadliest month of the pandemic in the state.

That equates to an average of 245 deaths per day in August, and there may still be more deaths connected to the virus to be assigned to those dates.

Florida is now up to 3,391,158 cases and 48,273 deaths tied to COVID-19 since the start of the outbreak, the latest CDC data shows.

Another 12,386 new cases were reported since Wednesday.

New cases and hospitalizations have trended downward in recent days coming off the peak of the summer surge in August when more than 21,000 new infections were being reported per day on average.

The 7-day moving average for new cases in the state is 14,297, the lowest since July 27.

On Thursday, 12,735 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 across Florida, according to the Florida Hospital Association.

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