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    Florida reports single-day increase of 21,683 new COVID-19 cases, most since start of pandemic

    MIAMI – Florida is firmly in the grip of another wave of COVID-19 as cases across the state continue to rise.

    The state has reported more than 100,000 new cases over the past week, up nearly double from the week before.

    The majority of those cases come from South Florida.

    For information on where COVID-19 vaccines are available in South Florida, click here.

    On Saturday, the state reported 21,683 new cases, the highest one-day total since the pandemic began.

    The state’s positivity rate has also surged to 18.1 percent, and cases are rising among children.

    The Florida Hospital Association reported more than 8,800 COVID-19 hospitalizations last week, and cases are also rising at children’s hospitals.

    Long lines were seen at testing sites Saturday at Tamiami Park and Haulover Park in Miami-Dade County.

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