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Positive cases of COVID-19 have been on the rise once again.
WFLA has reported that the state of Florida has broken its single-day record for daily reported cases of COVID-19. On December 28th, the state reported a total of 46,923 new cases. That beats the record set just last week on December 24th with 32,874 reported cases — that beat the previous day’s record on December 23rd, when 31,744 cases were reported. The numbers reported on December 23rd were the highest numbers reported in the state since August 16th, 2021.
The rise in COVID-19 cases is not just happening in Florida. New York City Council member Mark D. Levine reported on Twitter that the state of New York had reported a record 67,090 cases today, with 39,591 of those cases being reported in New York City alone.
Levine then went on to suggest that certain measures be taken to slow the spread of COVID-19, including advising the “public against private in-person NYE’s parties.” Levine is just one of many leaders suggesting that New Year’s Eve plans be canceled altogether in the wake of this recent surge.
UPDATE on 12/30: Today, WESH 2 Orlando reports that the final numbers for December 28th were actually higher than originally stated. The total tally of cases for the day came in at 52,995 in the state of Florida. However, today’s numbers surpass those, with a daily caseload of 58,013 on December 29th, 2021. That’s a new state record.
UPDATE on 12/31: According to Click Orlando, Florida set a new record with 75,962 new cases in the state on December 30th. The seven-day average for Florida is listed at 42,654 cases.
Since the start of the pandemic, Florida has accumulated nearly 4.1 million cases, and as of Tuesday, Florida had 2,754 people hospitalized across the state. That number is up 83% over the previous seven days.
We’ll continue to keep a close watch on the latest COVID-19 numbers and how it may impact your upcoming travel plans in the New Year. Be sure to follow along to keep up with all of the news and updates.
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