Florida on Sunday reported 15,299 confirmed coronavirus cases in a single day, surpassing the state’s previous high by nearly 4,000 and setting a grim new daily record for the nation.
The surge in infections brings the state’s total number of cases to 269,811. More than 18,000 people have been hospitalized since the pandemic hit the state. The Florida Department of Health also reported that 45 more people died from the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 4,346.
Nearly 143,000 people were tested Saturday in Florida with 11.25% of the results coming back positive for coronavirus. That’s Florida’s lowest rate of positive test results since the end of June as more people receive…