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Florida Breaks Single-Day COVID-19 Record With 75,900 Cases

TAMPA (FL) TAMPA (FL) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday that there more than 75,900 cases of COVID-19 in Florida.

This tally brings the 7-day average daily count to 42,600. It’s twice as high as the peak of the state’s statewide infection surge caused by the delta variant.

The report of Friday’s news is a single day record for the number of cases that were reported in Florida. It surpasses the record set a day earlier, when more than 58,000 cases had been reported in Florida.

Over the past few weeks the omicron coronavirus type has increased in Florida and across the country.

The Christmas season saw a surge in the number of people that travelled thousands of people to COVID-19 testing centers throughout Florida. This has led to long lines in many areas.

In Tampa on Friday morning, three people fell over while waiting in the line at a testing facility.

Lauren Rozyla, spokeswoman for Tampa she said that three medical calls were made by authorities at the Al Lopez Park testing site. She said that one person left before the arrival of medical personnel. However, two women in their 60s with a history blood pressure issues fainted while waiting in the line.

Barbara Tripp, Chief of Tampa Fire Rescue, asked that those who came to the site to test for their fires, be patient and not be expecting long lines.

Rozyla stated that the Tampa Parks and Recreation Department provided water and ice to those who were waiting in line on Friday morning.

Rozyla said that the parking lot can hold around 400 cars. It was fully occupied before testing began at 7 AM.

The city estimates between three and five thousand people are being tested each day at the site.

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