According to a report by the Sunshine’s State department of health, Florida saw 1,698 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday. The count being 20% higher than the previous daily high of 1,419 cases. Gov. Ron DeSantis claimed that the spike in the number of cases were linked to the increase in the number of tests being conducted. The total tally now accounts to 69,069 reported cases and 2,848 deaths.