Florida announces new record of COVID-19 cases: Coronavirus updates: NPR


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People wait in line at a COVID-19 testing site in Miami-Dade County, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Hialeah, Florida. Florida accounted for a fifth of new infections in the country last week, more than any other state, according to the CDC.

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People wait in line at a COVID-19 testing site in Miami-Dade County, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Hialeah, Florida. Florida accounted for a fifth of new infections in the country last week, more than any other state, according to the CDC.

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Florida reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, the state’s highest one-day total since the pandemic began. to me Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Over the past week, Florida has seen a 50% weekly increase in new cases, with the state reporting 110,477 cases from July 23 to July 29, according to data from the Florida Department of Health.

Florida also reported 409 deaths this week, bringing the state’s total death toll to more than 39,000 since the pandemic began in March 2020. The peak of deaths in the state occurred in mid-August 2020 when 1,266 people died over seven days.

The state has become a new epicenter of the virus, with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data showing that new case numbers in Florida make up nearly a fifth of all new cases in the United States as the highly contagious Delta type of coronavirus continues to spread.

The ruler resists the mask

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis opposed making masks mandatory across the state in addition to vaccine requirements. DeSantis, along with the state legislature, has limited local officials’ ability to enforce restrictions that public health officials say will help stop the spread of COVID-19.

On Friday, DeSantis Sign an executive order Ban school districts from forcing students to wear a mask or face covering when they return to school later this month.

Under the new order, parents will be able to choose whether their children will wear masks inside the classroom — despite recent guidance from the CDC recommending that everyone inside K-12 schools wear a mask or face covering.

Big state theme parks are bringing back masks

Theme parks across Florida are also taking new measures to protect park visitors and employees.

SeaWorld and Universal Orlando Resort have updated their mask requirements and are asking visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to start wearing masks indoors and to practice social distancing if possible.

“We encourage all guests – regardless of vaccination status – to wear face coverings while indoors,” In accordance with updated safety guidelines for Universal Orlando Resort.

SeaWorld posted on its website website He recommended that visitors follow the recently updated recommendations made by the CDC to wear face coverings while indoors. Disney World in Orlando last week also re أعاد Inner mask state.


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