Florida adds 4,353 COVID-19 cases and 69 deaths to pandemic totals

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida, again one of the nation’s coronavirus hot spots, reported Tuesday that another 4,353 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.Even with Tropical Storm Eta forcing many testing sites to close in recent days, the state is showing no signs of letting up on a three-week trend of rising virus cases and hospitalizations.Just in the past seven days, the Florida Department of Health reported 6,820 new cases Sunday, the most since mid-August, 5,245 cases on Friday and 6,257 cases on Thursday.Public health experts blame the increases on factors that include the S…

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