Florida won’t release new COVID-19 data on New Year’s Day, health officials say

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Health Department said it won’t be releasing new COVID-19 case numbers on New Year’s Day.

“In recognition of the New Years holiday, the Department will not be issuing COVID-19 reports today. Reports will resume tomorrow, January 2,” the department said in a tweet.

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The news comes the day after the state hit its highest ever single-day case increase, adding more than 17,100 new cases on Thursday.

The health department has previously withheld case numbers on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, which led to large two-day case numbers reported on the day after each holiday.

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