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New COVID-19 cases in Florida 4 times lower than California, CDC data shows

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida’s new cases of COVID-19 are about four times lower than California’s, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows.

As of Nov. 9, the CDC reported a seven-day average case count of 1,470 in Florida and 6,297 in California.

The number of new cases in the state of Sunshine has been slowly declining since an all-time high seven-day average of 21,266 cases in late August.

Since then, great strides have also been made in the Tampa Bay area school districts. On Wednesday, the Manatee County school district saw no new reported cases among students and staff.

Just recently, the same district averaged about 150+ positive cases per day between August 10 and September 30, causing an additional 300-500 students to be quarantined daily.

New deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Florida also dropped significantly. CDC data showed a seven-day average of one death on Nov. 9. That figure was up to 61 in California.