Is the omicron variant spiking in your area? Use this free tool to compare the spread of COVID-19

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Florida reported 39,000 new COVID-19 cases on Monday from the Christmas weekend, as thousands of people waited in lines for tests following holiday gatherings and flights on crowded airplanes.

Florida reported 17,955 new cases from Sunday and another 21,040 cases from Christmas Day, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Florida has seen a sharp increase in new COVID-19 cases in the past week. Last Friday, it added more than 32,000 cases, a day after reporting 31,000 in one day as well.

New coronavirus cases leaped in Florida in the week ending Sunday, rising 332.9% as 124,865 cases were reported. The previous week had 28,841 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Following the Christmas weekend, thousands of Floridians around the state lined up sometimes for hours Monday to get COVID-19 tests. At a testing site on the east side of Orlando, some people waited three hours for their turn.

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USA TODAY Network data journalist Yoonserk Pyun, Data Journalist Mike Stucka and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

This article originally appeared on Treasure Coast Newspapers: Omicron variant and COVID: Compare spread of infection between two areas

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