COVID-19 in Florida: State reports 4,781 new cases, increases death total by 938

The state’s 7-day average for new cases declined for the 11th consecutive day to 5,612. The 938 deaths reported Thursday occurred over the past several days because deaths are counted on the day they occur, not the day they are reported. Those deaths can take up to two weeks or more to be reflected in the data. Based on date reported, the 7-day average for deaths was 272 as of Thursday.