After recording 2,581 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the highest number of positive cases recorded in the state over 24 hours, Florida broke the record again on Tuesday morning.
The state reported another 2,783 cases of COVID-19 today, which now becomes the highest number of new cases confirmed in a single day.
Florida is now up to over 80,000 cases and 2,993 COVID-19 deaths, according to the latest numbers released by the health department.
Since last week Tuesday, there have been over 1000 new confirmed cases every day:
- Tuesday: 2,783
- Monday: 1,758
- Sunday: 2,016
- Saturday: 2,581
- Friday: 1,902
- Thursday: 1,698
- Wednesday: 1,371
- June 9: 1,096
In the meantime, concerns are growing as to whether or not local leaders will reinstate the stay-at-home orders. Mayor of Miami-Dade Carlos Gimenez says that although he is aware of the sudden spike in numbers, he has no plans to announce a reimplementation of the orders.
“We’re not going back to closing our economy because numbers inch up over a couple days,” said Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez. “What we’re going to continue to do is to strictly enforce the rules.”
The main message from the mayors was to keep following safety guidelines, such as wearing masks and social distancing.