Florida reports more than 17,700 new COVID-19 cases, second highest ever single-day increase

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida reported more than 17,783 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, which is the second-highest single-day increase since the pandemic began.

The increase in cases includes more than 3,600 new cases in Central Florida.

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On Thursday, the state also reported an additional 132 virus-related deaths, including 27 in Central Florida.

The state’s total death toll is now 22,647.

Since the pandemic began, Florida has now reported 1,409,906 cases of the virus.

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Thursday’s second-highest single-day increase comes less than a week after the state reported its highest-ever increase on New Year’s Eve with 21,000 new cases.

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See a county-by-county breakdown of total (and new) cases below, and click here for an interactive map of cases statewide:

Orange: CASES: 82,155 (+993), DEATHS: 776 (+13)

Polk: CASES: 40,361 (+622), DEATHS: 814 (+5)

Osceola: CASES: 27,113 (+386), DEATHS: 297 (+2)

Volusia: CASES: 24,205 (+414), DEATHS: 458 (0)

Brevard: CASES: 22,669 (+305), DEATHS: 526 (+1)

Seminole: CASES: 19,539 (+326), DEATHS: 317 (0)

Marion: CASES: 19,199 (+228), DEATHS: 495 (+6)

Lake: CASES: 16,897 (+200), DEATHS: 331 (-5)

Sumter: CASES: 5,634 (+126), DEATHS: 122 (0)

Flagler: CASES: 4,079 (+61), DEATHS: 48 (0)

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.