Florida Dept. of Health won't announce new COVID-19 cases on New Year's Day

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida health officials say they won’t be reporting new coronavirus cases due to the New Year’s holiday. The agency said in a tweet that the daily report on new cases will continue on Saturday.

In recognition of the New Years holiday, the Department will not be issuing COVID-19 reports today. Reports will resume tomorrow, January 2.

— Florida Dept. Health (@HealthyFla) January 1, 2021https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

The tweet comes on the heels of an announcement by health officials that that evidence of a new and apparently more contagious coronavirus strain first seen in England has been detected in a Martin County man. Officials say that man has no recent travel history.

Also on Thursday, the agency reported the state’s single highest number of new COVID-19 cases with 17,192.

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