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Florida’s Department of Health announced on Wednesday that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state increased by 9,446 to a total of 451,423, as reported by Reuters.

Further details of the daily update revealed that COVID-19-related deaths rose by 217 to 6,457 and the hospitalizations decreased by 237 to 8,786.

Market reaction

The S&P 500 Index largely ignored this report and was last seen trading at fresh session highs near 3,240, gaining 0.7% on a daily basis. Meanwhile, the US Dollar Index is down 0.23% on the day at 93.50.