Updated Aug 24, 2020 - Health

Florida surpasses 600,000 confirmed coronavirus cases

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Emergency at Coral Gables Hospital near Miami on July 30. Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

Florida's confirmed coronavirus cases exceeded 600,000 on Sunday, the state's health department data shows.

Why it matters: Florida joins California as the only two states to surpass this milestone. Texas, which is reporting the third-most confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is not far behind, according to state figures and Johns Hopkins data. Florida has added over 100,000 cases since Aug. 5.

Where it stands: More than 10,300 people have died from the virus in Florida, and over 36,900 have been hospitalized since the start of the pandemic. The state added over almost 3,000 new cases on Sunday.

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with the latest case numbers.

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