The number of U.S. vaping illnesses has jumped again, reaching more than 1,800 cases.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 1,888 confirmed and probable cases have been reported in 49 states; only Alaska has no reported vaping illnesses. An Illinois report brings the toll to 38 deaths in 24 states.
Florida had 78 reported vaping-related illnesses as of Oct. 26, according to the state Department of Health. The latest data showed an increase of eight cases in the last week, according to a News Service of Florida analysis. The number of deaths associated with the lung illnesses remained at one.
The national total is 284 higher than what the government reported last week and a larger increase than seen in several weeks. Officials say the previous slowdown could have been caused by reporting delays.