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Florida’s Department of Health announced on Thursday that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state increased by 9,956 to a total of 461,379, as reported by Reuters.

Further details of the daily update revealed that COVID-19-related deaths rose by 252, highest daily increase since the pandemic started, to 6,709 and the hospitalizations decreased by 358 to 8,428.

Market reaction

Markets remain risk-averse after this report. As of writing, the S&P 500 Index (SPX) was down 1% on a daily basis at 3,225.