Coronavirus in Florida: 8,000+ cases and 1,000+ hospitalized in state

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – More than 8,000 people in Florida have tested positive for the new coronavirus, and hospitalizations in the state have surpassed 1,000 in the latest numbers posted by the Florida Department of Health.

The updated numbers Thursday morning show 8,010 cases of COVID-19, 1,058 people hospitalized and 128 deaths in Florida. The state has confirmed 27 deaths since Wednesday night’s release of numbers.

Miami-Dade County is listed with 2,202 confirmed cases on the state’s dashboard. Broward has 1,346, Palm Beach 630 and Monroe 33.

The United States has surpassed 216,000 cases, with over 5,100 deaths.

The White House this week released new projections that project there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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