Data shows Florida’s latest COVID surge the deadliest yet

  • Juliani Pierre, 7, is tested for COVID-19, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, in North Miami, Fla. Florida schools are seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases forcing teachers and students to quarantine. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

MIAMI — Florida is reporting its deadliest peak in daily death rates since the start of the pandemic, surpassing previous coronavirus surges in the state, according to federal data published Thursday.