Florida sets another new record for single-day case increase
People stand in a line at a COVID-19 testing site set up at the Miami Beach 17th street garage on Dec. 22, 2021, in Miami Beach, Florida. - Joe Raedle/Getty Images North America/TNS

MIAMI — Florida on Christmas Day saw its largest single-day increase of newly reported COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. The record breaks the previous one set on Christmas Eve. “Omicron is 10 [times] more potent at causing reinfection than previous variants — protection from prior infection is not as good as protection from triple” vaccination, Dr. Aileen Marty, an infectious disease expert at Florida International University, told the Miami Herald on Friday. The state reported 32,850 COVID-19 cases on Friday, according to Saturday’s report to the Centers for Disease Control and Preven...