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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Florida saw an uptick in COVID-19 cases last week as it neared a total of 38,000 resident deaths from the virus.

According to a report released Friday by the state Department of Health, the state had confirmed 2,337,613 cases as of Thursday, an increase of 15,684 cases from a week earlier. Increases in the three previous weeks ranged from 10,095 cases to 11,454 cases.

The new report also showed that Florida had confirmed 37,985 resident deaths as of Thursday, an increase of 213 deaths from a week earlier.

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