Florida witnessed its largest single day increase of nearly 9,000 COVID-19 cases Friday, and Alachua County followed suit.

The county reported an additional 82 cases and one death, bringing the county’s total to 945 cases and 12 deaths as of Friday, according to the county’s COVID-19 dashboard.

Most of Alachua County’s reported cases continue to be in residents ages 15-24, according to the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard. The average age of positive residents in Alachua County is 30, compared to the state average of 42.

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The percent of positive tests continues to increase with 2.49 percent of tests, according to the county’s COVID-19 dashboard.

Florida suspended alcohol sales at bars, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to address the decision at a 2 p.m. press conference Friday in Fort Myers.

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