According to the US Department of Health, as of Tuesday, approximately 15,000 new cases have been confirmed, and Florida has more than 1.5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Overall, of the most COVID-19 cases reported so far, the Sunshine State appears to be ranked third in the United States, with California and Texas, the two most populous states ranking first and second respectively.
In addition, the number of new deaths due to COVID-19 in Florida is 156, bringing the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in the state to 23,227.
Coronavirus in the U.S.: State breakdown
There was also a glimmer of hope in the shocking news, as state health officials pointed out that as of Tuesday, more than 648,000 people in the state had been vaccinated against COVID-1