Florida adds 6,331 new coronavirus cases, 96 additional deaths

The Florida Department of Health reported 6,331 new cases of coronavirus, along with 96 additional deaths.

The total number of cases since the pandemic began is now 944,745. The Florida resident death toll is now 18,085, with an additional 225 non-Florida resident deaths.

Florida, the third most-populous state, has the fourth-highest death toll in the country, trailing New York, Texas and California, according to national statistics compiled by Johns Hopkins University. More than 257,000 people have died in the United States.

The state continues to see thousands of people test positive for COVID-19  each day --- and as it nears 1 million cases since the start of the pandemic.

Florida has also seen large increases in recent weeks of people hospitalized because of “primary” diagnoses of COVID-19. As of mid-afternoon Monday, 3,758 people were hospitalized with primary diagnoses of the disease, state Agency for Health Care Administration numbers showed. That was an increase of 145 from Sunday and 515 from Nov. 16.  Miami-Dade County led the count with the most hospitalizations at 532.


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