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Florida reported a record 134 additional COVID-19 related deaths on Monday, which increased the overall death toll to 5,206.
According to the Department of Health, the state added 9,440 new COVID-19 cases, our lowest increase since 7,227 cases were announced July 17. That brings Florida's cumulative number of cases to 369,834.
The number of Florida residents hospitalized with COVID-19 increased to 21,780 since the pandemic began. The Department of Health notes the total figure is cumulative and does not reflect the number of COVID-19 patients currently in hospitals.
The state has counted more than 310,000 new coronavirus cases since its Phase 2 reopening began on June 5 (61,488). Bars were closed for the second time during the pandemic June 26 to try to limit the spread of the virus.
The cumulative percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 in Florida increased to 11.9 % Monday.