The state logged 8,109 cases to push the overall total to date to 550,901, or more than one in 40 people in the state of 21.5 million.
That is 18 days of case numbers of less than 10,000, but the 8,109 marks the highest daily tally in August so far. The Wednesday update also noted a positivity infection rate that had crept back up from recent lows to 11.89% among new infections.
Deaths also continue to pile up, a result of massive spread in June and early July. The latest report added another 212 fatalities among Florida residents to the state death toll rose to 8,765.