Florida reported 9,194 new coronavirus daily cases on Tuesday afternoon, bring its total case count to 291,629. A total of 132 new deaths were reported, bring that count to 4,409. Miami-Dade County led the new case count at 2,090, leading one infectious disease expert to deem Miami the new "epicenter of the pandemic." "What we were seeing in Wuhan six months ago, five months ago — now we are there," said Lilian Abbo, of the Jackson Health System, during a Monday news conference held by the Miami-Dade County mayor. The county has seen coronavirus hospitalizations grow by 68 percent and and the number of ICU beds used go up by 69 percent in the past two weeks, while the use of ventilators has more than doubled.
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