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Florida sets a record for number of coronavirus deaths for 4th straight day

July 31, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

(FILES) In this file photo cars line up for Covid-19 test at a "walk-in" and "drive-through" coronavirus testing site in Miami Beach, Florida on July 22, 2020. - Florida registered a record 253 coronavirus deaths on July 30, 2020, setting a grim new high for the third day in a row as the state closes down some COVID-19 test centers due to a looming tropical storm.The state's daily toll has leapt over the last week, bringing the overall deaths to 6,586, according to the Florida department of health. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

Florida on Friday marked the fourth consecutive day it reported a record number of Covid-19 deaths in the state.

(CNN)Florida on Friday marked the fourth consecutive day it reported a record number of Covid-19 deaths in the state.

The 257 deaths reported Friday was the highest one-day tally Florida has reported during the pandemic -- and four more deaths than Thursday, according to data from the Florida Department of Health.

Florida, along with states including Texas, Arizona and California, saw the number of its new daily infections soar from mid-June into July.

Florida on Friday reported 9,007 new cases, bringing the state's total to more than 470,300 -- the nation's second-highest official tally in the pandemic, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

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