Almost 10000 Coronavirus Cases In Florida Saturday, Marking New Daily Record High

Almost 10000 Coronavirus Cases In Florida Saturday, Marking New Daily Record High

Another 24 new deaths related to the virus were confirmed Saturday, bringing the state's total to 3,390, according to an NBC News report.

For the third day in a row, Florida is seeing more than 8,000 new coronavirus cases.

All three South Florida counties, along with the Florida Keys, now require masks in public places.

And it is not just those states seeing rising numbers.

In this photo taken on June 26, 2020, a man rides a bicycle as people walk on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Florida.

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The governor said his administration has continued to advise wearing masks in public, but he's stopped short of a statewide mandate, instead putting it in the hands of local governments.

Daily case counts tripled in Manatee, Pasco and Polk County compared to Friday, with 257 more in Manatee, 292 in Pasco and 386 in Polk.

At a briefing on Friday, DeSantis blamed the spike in infections on young people interacting more in the last few weeks, adding that they faced a lower risk of dying than older people.

In all, Florida has recorded 141,075 positive COVID-19 tests Sunday. Florida has reported 42,797 new coronavirus cases in the past week, 32 percent of the state's total case count of 132,545.

In a disclosure meant to highlight that risk, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a news release on Saturday saying he had ordered health officials to investigate an outbreak tied to a drive-in high school graduation ceremony in Chappaqua, New York. Since then, an additional four individuals also at the ceremony tested positive and are self-isolating, he said.

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