Florida shattered its daily COVID-19 record today, recording 10,109 new cases- the biggest one-day increase since the pandemic began in the state in March.
Florida now has 169,109 total cases and 3,617 COVID-19 deaths. In Fort Lauderdale, 3686 positive cases have been confirmed. The populated Caribbean-American communities have also seen a climb in cases:
Lauderdale Lakes 136
According to Reuters, In June, Florida infections rose by 168% or over 95,000 new cases. The percent of tests coming back positive has skyrocketed to 15% from 4% at the end of May.
|June 1||June30||29 Day Difference|
|Avg Daily Cases||742.0||5,166.1||4,424|
|Number of Tests||1,041,318||1,946,510||905,192|
|June 1||June30||29 Day Difference||Increase|
|Avg Daily Cases||742.0||5,166.1||4,424||596%|
|Number of Tests||1,041,318||1,946,510||905,192||86.9%|
As cases continue to skyrocket, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has resisted calls for a statewide order requiring face coverings for people in public places or reimposing a lockdown.
Last week, the state had ordered all bars to close as many establishments were affected by COVID-19. Local governments in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties have also ordered beaches closed through the July Fourth weekend. They have also ordered the mandatory wearing of masks and limited hours at restaurants.
Only one other state has reported more than 10,000 new cases in a single day. New York recorded 12,847 new infections on April 10, three weeks after the state implemented a strict lockdown that closed most businesses.