July 23, 2020 / 2:55 PM / 13 days ago

Florida reports record one-day increase in COVID-19 deaths

FILE PHOTO: EMTs cleanse their materials outside Memorial West Hospital where coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients are treated, in Pembroke Pines, Florida, U.S. July 13, 2020. REUTERS/Maria Alejandra Cardona/File Photo

(Reuters) - Florida reported a record one-day increase in deaths from COVID-19 on Thursday with 173 lives lost, according to the state health department.

Florida also reported that cases rose by 10,249, bringing its total cases to nearly 390,000. Total deaths rose to 5,632.

Florida has the third-largest outbreak in the nation, behind only California and New York.

Reporting by Lisa Shumaker, Editing by Franklin Paul

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