Florida reports massive single-day increase of 9,000 coronavirus cases

Florida reports massive single-day increase of 9,000 coronavirus cases

Florida reports massive single-day increase of 9,000 coronavirus cases

The Florida Department of Health today reported 9,636 new Covid-19 cases as of Friday, again shattering a record, the last set only the day before, when just under 8,900 cases were reported.

As of Friday evening, Florida had 14,286 empty hospital beds, around 24% of the total number in the state, even after allowing elective surgeries to resume. It was the seventh time in the past eight days the county has seen new cases soar into triple digits.

According to a Sun Sentinel article, Gov. Ron DeSantis said "it's a continuation of a trend of more infections among people under age 35, those who are unlikely to wind up with serious health issues". Florida in April never saw daily case totals exceed 1,300.

Bars will be closed statewide, according to a tweet from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Miami-Dade County announced late Friday it would reclose beaches from July 3 to July 7 to prevent large gatherings and the spread of the new virus during Fourth of July celebrations in the state's hardest hit area. The state also provides a report detailing surveillance data for every Florida county, which is available here. The county's known total is now at 31,562. An additional 39 were reported statewide on Friday, including three in Polk.

The state has added 33,212 cases in the past week, a 37 percent increase. The death toll is at 947, the highest in the state.

Governor Ron DeSantis of southeastern USA state Florida on Friday ordered to close bars in a bid to slow down the spread of coronavirus as the number of newly reported cases shattered the state's record for the most cases of COVID-19 reported in a single day. Polk's deaths are at 87.

The newest surge in COVID-19 cases can be attributed to younger crowds either not abiding social distancing or not wearing facial coverings.

It is slightly behind Texas, which has notched roughly 137,000 cases.

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