Florida confirmed coronavirus cases Rose bi a record 11,458 on Saturday, the states health department said the second time in three days that it’s caseload increased by more than 10000.
the new record came a day after seven other states also reported to record rises in cases of covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus that has killed nearly 1,30,000 Americans.
the recent surge, most pronounced in Southern and western States, has alarmed public health officials, who Earth question ahead of a July 4th holiday weekend to celebrate the declaration of independence of the United States in 1776.
Florida’s record rise in caseswas more than any European country’s daily peak at the height of the outbreak there. North California, South California, Tennessee, Alaska, Missouri and Albama are all registered new daily heighs on Friday while Texas hit a new peak for hospitalizations.
The daily us tally of cases stored at 53,483 late on Friday, below the previous day’s record 55,405. Despite the jump in infections the average daily death toll in the United States has gradually declined in recent weeks or reflection of the growing proportion of positive tests among younger, healthier people who are less prone to severe outcomes.
Evidence the surge is not simply due to expanded testing, the percentage of tests coming back positive in Florida Rose to 14.8% in the last two weeks compared to 8.3 % the two weeks prior, according to a reuters analysis. The World health organisation says a rate over 5% is concerning.
Against that backdrop miami-dade County mayor Carlos Gimenez imposed an indefinite nightly curfew starting Friday and halted the reopening of entertainment venues such as casinos and strip clubs. Earlier this week miami-dade and neighbouring Broward County,the state’s two most populous countries required residents to wear face coverings in public.