Florida Records Over 10,000 New COVID-19 Cases

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:
Sunrise 556
Plantation 406
Tamarac 364
Lauderhill 140
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 1June3029 Day Difference 
Avg Daily Cases742.05,166.14,424 
Number of Tests1,041,3181,946,510905,192 
Data Source: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard
 June 1June3029 Day DifferenceIncrease
Avg Daily Cases742.05,166.14,424596%
Number of Tests1,041,3181,946,510905,19286.9%

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.


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