Skip to comments.Florida breaks record with more than 21,000 new COVID cases
Posted on 07/31/2021 6:29:37 PM PDT by Mariner
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19, the state’s highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic, according to federal health data released Saturday, as its theme park resorts again started asking visitors to wear masks indoors.
The state has become the new national epicenter for the virus, accounting for around a fifth of all new cases in the U.S. as the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus continues to spread.
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has resisted mandatory mask mandates and vaccine requirements, and along with the state Legislature, has limited local officials’ ability to impose restrictions meant to stop the spread of COVID-19. DeSantis on Friday barred school districts from requiring students to wear masks when classes resume next month.
The latest numbers were recorded on Friday and released on Saturday on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website. The figures show how quickly the number of cases is rising in the Sunshine State: only a day earlier, Florida reported 17,093 new daily cases. The previous peak in Florida had been 19,334 cases reported on Jan. 7, before the availability of vaccinations became widespread.
The state reported 409 deaths this week, bringing the total to more than 39,000 since its first in March 2020. The state’s peak happened in mid-August 2020, when 1,266 people died over a seven-day period. Deaths usually follow increases in hospitalizations by a few weeks.
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Second, 48% of Florida's total population has been fully vaxxed. How are the percentages reflected in the testing?
I just read about the data dump that spiked the numbers. Not accurate.
Cases mean little without other information…
Are they #1 yet? And what is the population now? 22 million?
This article is from Yahoo , forget it.
Hospitals had more than a year to prepare for any “surge.”
No more lockdowns.
Time for DeSantis to resign! I knew it! Evil Republican!
Demographics, hospitalizations, fatalities. Numbers please. No percentage increases.
How many infections were hand-delivered by bussed-in illegal aliens?
Positive test results are indicative of positive test results. Next.
Quarantines and masks are bad public policies. Herd immunity is the only way.
The “vaccines” have their use. They are a cure for Wuhan flu hysteria, not a vaccine for the flu. Hysteria sufferers who get the vaccine overcome their hysteria and drop their precautions thus get the flu and help reach herd immunity. The success of the vaccinations is measured by the number of vaccinated who get the flu.
Population of Florida: 21.5 million
New cases: .1% of population
How many illegal aliens that are covid positive have been dumped in Florida?
Still DeSantis' fault though - so stop.
The post doesn't give the most relevant statistic, which is hospitalizations.
Also relevant is that Florida contains a higher percentage of at risk people because so many retirees live there.
the testing is all bogus gives out over 90% false positive results yet the deep staters keep using it! I’m shocked.
Death results are meaningless unless we know how many die in Fla. every week on a normal basis.
That is what I would like to know!
pure propaganda. they should be ashamed of themselves. vaccinated people spreading a mild virus
Operation Get DeSantis is underway.
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