TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA/NBC) – There is growing concern about rising COVID-19 cases in Florida as it prepares to reopen schools next month.

Florida coronavirus: State tallies 12,624 new cases, second highest to date

The state recorded a record 15,300 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. That’s more than all the new cases in Europe combined, Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute told the Today Show’s Savannah Guthrie on Monday.

There were 15,284 new cases in Europe Sunday, data shows.

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It’s the largest single-day tally for any state since the outbreak began. Florida broke California’s record of daily positive cases — 11,694, set on Wednesday. New York had the previous record of daily positive cases

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