Florida reported 252 deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. This is the 3rd straight single day record total of fatalities due to COVID-19. The state also reported 9,956 new cases, and this pushes the total number of cases to more than 461,000. The state has seen a total of 6,709 deaths ever since the pandemic began. The state also ranks 2nd in the nation in terms of number of infections.