US Florida shatters single-day record, records over 11,000 new coronavirus cases
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America could have prevented another surge in coronavirus cases. It’s now clear it didn’t.There’s some debate about whether this is the “second wave” of infections, or whether it’s a continuation of the first wave that began in early 2020 and never really ended. But what’s clear is the US is now suffering from a rapid rise in coronavirus cases. So far, that’s yet to translate to a rising death toll, likely because rises and falls in deaths tend to lag behind rises and falls in overall cases.
Florida on Saturday reported 11,458 new coronavirus cases, shattering the single-day record established on Thursday.
The Florida State Health Department has now reported 190,052 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 3,702 deaths, including 18 new fatalities reported on Independence Day, according to. There has been an additional 101 deaths of non-Florida residents.
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The single-day record was last broken on Thursday, when more than 10,000 new cases were reported.
The Sunshine State is one of several, including Texas, California and Arizona, that have become hot spots with new infections in the U.S.
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), however, said the state would
"We're not going back, closing things," he said on Wednesday. "I don't think that that's really what's driving it. People going to a business is not what's driving it. I think when you see the younger folks - I think a lot of it is more just social interactions, so that's natural."
The climbing cases have prompted fears of further outbreaks over the July 4th weekend. In response to those concerns, Miami-Dade County announced it was imposing a curfew over the holiday weekend.
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, starting each night at 10 p.m. and lasting until 6 a.m., will be implemented "until further notice," said Carlos Giménez, the county's mayor.
Miami-Dade County and other localities havefor the holiday weekend amid concerns that gatherings will spark further coronavirus outbreaks.
However, hundreds of beachgoers flocked to the open beaches to celebrate Independence Day.
One small stretch of New Smyrna Beach on July 4th. The beach is at capacity.
Positive coronavirus cases in Florida rose by a record 11,458 today.- Julia Manchester (@JuliaManch)
Aileen Marty, an infectious disease specialist who helped write Miami-Dade's reopening rules, warned that the state isin its handling of the pandemic.
"It's absolutely the saddest thing, the most unnecessary situation that we're finding ourselves in," Marty said. "And it's behaviorally driven."
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Experts attribute the rise in cases in Florida and other states to reopening businesses too quickly after a weeks-long shutdown and lax following of social distancing recommendations.
DeSantis initially resisted a statewide stay-at-home order at the onset of the outbreak and was one of the last governors to implement one.
The state began reopening businesses in May, and among the first businesses to open were restaurants, gyms, bars, and large outdoor sporting events, with crowd restrictions. Coronavirus cases began spiking in early June.
DeSantis has also resisted a statewide mandate for people to wear masks, and has argued that the state has plenty of hospital capacity available to deal with the surging number of cases.
And the governor has sought to downplay the significance of the rising infections. This week, he refused to take responsibility for Florida's increase in cases when asked by a reporter.
"Well, do you give credit for Florida for having much lower fatalities per 100,000 than all the states you just praised?" he fired back.
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Despite recent spikes in coronavirus cases throughout the country, Steinbrenner thinks the Yankess will be able to host fans at some point in 2020.“I do expect to see fans in our stadium at some point to some degree,” says Steinbrenner. There are limitations to the vision, naturally. Even the KBO, which has been playing now for some time, has yet to reintroduce fans and will do so on a limited basis when the time comes. Steinbrenner guesses attendance will “be in the 20-30 percent [capacity] range, hopefully, at first.
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The U.S. nears 3M cases; Hospitalizations spike in Florida; Movie theater chains file lawsuit to reopen in New Jersey. Latest coronavirus newsThe stunning milestone will hit less than six months after the first confirmed case was reported January 21, in Everett, Washington. The virus has killed more than 130,000 Americans.