Florida Sees Dip in Coronavirus Cases After Record-Breaking Weekend

Florida skilled a dip in coronavirus circumstances following a record-breaking weekend, reporting 5,266 new circumstances on Monday — down from 9,585 on Saturday and eight,530 on Sunday.

The Monday numbers, reported by the Florida Division of Well being, convey the state’s whole circumstances to 146,341 since March 1. The division added 110 hospitalizations and 28 deaths, bringing the state’s general loss of life rely to three,447.

Florida has skilled an explosion of latest circumstances during the last two weeks, which officers have attributed to each a rise in testing and the reopening of the economic system. Lots of the new circumstances, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) famous, have been amongst a youthful demographic, a few of whom are asymptomatic.

“We all know now after having handled the coronavirus for all these months that the mortality and morbidity could be very carefully linked to age,” he defined throughout a June 19 press convention, including, “and people beneath 40, specifically, who don’t have any vital underlying situations, are a lot, a lot much less prone to be hospitalized or to undergo fatality.”

On the time, DeSantis famous the median age of these testing optimistic had decreased to 37.

“So, notably within the youthful cohort…  you’re discovering infections with minimal or zero signs. That’s just a little bit completely different than what we did firstly of the pandemic,” the governor defined.

“A brand new case is only a optimistic check. It doesn’t imply someone’s sick,” he added. “The variety of circumstances isn’t essentially one thing that’s going to let you know what the burden of the illness is.”

DeSantis acknowledged Sunday that rising circumstances coincide with youthful individuals resuming their social lives however harassed that you simply “can’t management” individuals.

“They’re youthful individuals. They’re going to do what they’re going to do,” he stated.

Democrats in Florida’s Senate are anticipated to ask the governor to reverse course and revert to extra restrictive lockdown measures as circumstances proceed to rise within the Sunshine State, My Information 13 reported:

On Monday, the Florida Senate Democratic caucus is looking for Gov. Ron DeSantis to additional handle the rising coronavirus circumstances within the state and it’s anticipated that they need to see the return of restrictive lockdown measures.

It’s anticipated that Democrats will name for a particular legislative session to handle ICU mattress capability and state income considerations.

Florida has since suspended on-premises consumption of alcohol at bars throughout the state, as localities enact their very own restrictions, a few of which require residents to put on masks in public. Moreover, officers are closing standard South Florida seashores over the Fourth of July weekend as a result of rising variety of circumstances.

Because it stood on Monday, Broward County, Miami-Dade County, and Palm Seaside County comprised over 43 p.c of the state’s general circumstances.

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