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August 17th COVID-19 Update

Florida’s Weekly Jobless Claims Drop the Most of any State

Florida led the nation in a drop in the number of new jobless claims filed last week compared to the previous week, according to federal labor figures released Thursday.

Some 55,106 Floridians filed for unemployment benefits last week, a decline of 23,180 claims from the previous week, the biggest drop of any state.

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Florida Coronavirus: State Counts Smallest Daily Increase in Cases Since June

Florida recorded just 3,779 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, the smallest increase of cases since June 21. The percent positivity rate was 7.79%.

The death toll climbed by 107 in Sunday’s report, bringing the total deaths to 9,452. The state’s report does not mention the exact date of death, therefore the deaths announced Sunday may not be from the past 24 hours.

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