Figures from the Florida Department of Health (DOH) recorded 3,207 new positive COVID-19 cases and 43 additional deaths related to the virus.
The record eclipses a previous high set Tuesday at 2,783 cases. The latest figures report a total of 85,926 confirmed cases and 3,061 deaths in the state. The Florida DOH added that 1,612 individuals among the deceased were staff or residents of long-term care facilities.
Infections also nearly doubled from last week in Sarasota County, where the elderly comprise about 36 percent of the population, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday that he has no plans of “shutting down” again over coronavirus fears despite an increase of cases in the state.
Fox News’ Edmund DeMarche contributed to this report.