Florida reports another record spike in coronavirus cases, up 5.3% in a day

Alexeen Simms, a server at the Hungry Tarpon Restaurant in Islamorada, Fla., provides a luncheon entree to a couple Monday. June 1. 2020.

Andy Newman | Florida Keys News Bureau | Handout via Reuters

The Florida Department of Health reported another record spike in coronavirus cases as the state continues to grapple with an expanding outbreak.

The state reported 5,508 new cases overnight, according to data published by the health department, bringing the total in the state to 109,014.

In addition to rising cases, the percent of tests coming back positive is also on the rise, indicating that the surge is not due to ramped up testing. The state reported that 15.91% of all tests came back positive Wednesday, up from 10.82% on Tuesday. 

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