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In biggest daily increase among ALL states since start of Covid-19 epidemic, Florida confirms over 15,000 new infections

In biggest daily increase among ALL states since start of Covid-19 epidemic, Florida confirms over 15,000 new infections
The US state of Florida reported a record spike in coronavirus cases since the outbreak of the pandemic, officials announced on Sunday, as the World Health Organization (WHO) confirms a record rise in global cases as well.

The US reported a massive 66,500 new cases in 24 hours, and, in Florida, 15,299 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed on Sunday. 

Florida’s record figure, the highest among all states reported since the start of the epidemic, would rank it fourth in the world after the US, Brazil and India, if it were a country.

The state’s daily new cases have also passed the highest recorded daily rate of any European country at the peak of their curve. It has also surpassed New York’s 12,847 back in April.  

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The jump in figures comes as Walt Disney World in Orlando reopened on Saturday, and an anti-mask protest was held in Windermere, Orange County, Florida. The county has had a requirement to wear masks in public since June 20.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization also reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases, with 230,370 new infections in 24 hours. There have been nearly 13 million cases of the deadly virus worldwide so far, and more than half a million people have died.  

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