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USA coronavirus update: Florida reaches 7,000 deaths from Covid-19

Florida health officials have reported 179 new deaths from the coronavirus, bringing the state's total to more than 7,000

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Florida health officials have reported 179 new deaths from the coronavirus, bringing the state's total to more than 7,000.

The latest numbers came Saturday as Hurricane Isaias threatened Florida's eastern coast, but no evacuations were immediately announced.

The National Hurricane Centre's latest prediction had the storm scraping past Florida but not making landfall.

Hospitalisations for the have been declining for the past week and a half, with fewer than 8,000 treated for the on Saturday. That's down from highs of more than 9,500 last week.

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First Published: Sun, August 02 2020. 00:29 IST
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