Florida has broken its single-day record of new coronavirus deaths for a third day in a row.
On Thursday, Florida's Department of Health reported 253 new deaths in the state, a nearly 20% jump from the day before. This brings Florida's total death toll to more than 6,500, the eighth highest in the country.
Due to the recent surge in cases, the Miami-Dade County public school district announced it will delay the start of the school year by a week, and would move classes online for the time being.
Several states have also set single-day records for coronavirus deaths this week, including California and Texas. The country as a whole surpassed 150,000 coronavirus-related deaths on Wednesday, the highest in the world.