15,299 new coronavirus cases have been recorded in 24 hours in Florida. This number of cases makes a quarter of all of the United States’ daily infections.
The state, with just 7% of the US population, surpassed the previous daily record held by California.
Florida also registered an additional 45 deaths.
The state would rank fourth in the world for new cases if it were a country, according to a Reuters analysis. More than 40 hospitals in Florida say their intensive care facilities are at full capacity.