Florida sees massive rise in new COVID-19 cases to almost 9000 in today's Florida Health Department report

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The Florida Department of Health has just released new COVID-19 numbers showing a huge increase in new cases yesterday.

8933 new cases were reported, up from around 5000 for the previous few days. Today's numbers set a new record for the most new cases by a significant margin, the previous record was 5463. The state's death toll climbed by 33 to 3366.

In related news and in response to the rise in COVID-19 in the area, Apple has closed its two closest retail stores to Walt Disney World effective today, at Mall at Millenia and Florida Mall. Both stores are located about 12 miles from Disney Springs.

Disney reiterated yesterday that it still plans to be reopening the Magic Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom on July 11, with EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios following soon after on July 15.

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Article Posted: Jun 26, 2020 / 10:39m ET