Florida Reports Highest Coronavirus Numbers In Past Two Months

Florida Reports Highest Coronavirus Numbers In Past Two Months

 Florida reported its highest coronavirus numbers in two months with another uptick in new infections Saturday, surging to more than 4,000 cases.

The state also reported nearly 90 more deaths, which pushed its official death toll to nearly 16,000 Floridians since March. Since the outbreak began, Florida has recorded more than 752,00 coronavirus cases.

The rise in Florida comes as infections are increasing alarmingly in other parts of the country, particularly in the Midwest and other areas that were relatively spared during the earlier onslaught of the COVID-19 outbreak.

There was no immediate explanation for the rising numbers. It’s the third time in the past seven days that the number of new cases has well exceeded 3,000, according to state health statistical reports.

Three weeks ago, Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida as part of his push to resuscitate the economy.

The rise comes as Florida prepares to open its polls Monday for early voting ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Saturday’s new report pushed the seven-day average to more than 3,300 cases, although trying to gather statistical trends has been hampered recently because of reporting anomalies.

On two occasions in recent months, one-day totals exceeded Saturday’s surge but were statistical outliers. In one case, data being reported included numbers that should have been previously reported — as was also the case in early September when a testing company dumped data that dated as far back as April.

2 thoughts on “Florida Reports Highest Coronavirus Numbers In Past Two Months

  1. inspiredbythedivine1 October 18, 2020 / 10:47

    But..but…but…If the numbers were just NOT reported, covid would be gone!!! That is how Trump cured cancer, right? He insisted that hospitals not report people getting it, and the cases went down to 0! God, I LOVE Trump and the GOP! They are SOOOOO biggly smart!

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    • Scottie October 18, 2020 / 14:56

      Hello inspiredbythedivine1. Yes of course!. I forgot how that works. Yet, how do we get around the parking lot in the hospital full of refrigerated trucks for the dead bodies, and buy stuff when the store shelves are bare because all the warehouse workers are sick and dying of covid which really happened with the Publix chain grocery store here in Florida, the warehouses were so stricken with covid because at first the highly religious leaders of the corporate store board refused to believe this was a real pandemic so they did not do any precautions. Boy that changed fast when reality came crashing in to their corporate profits. The stores went totally into full Covid protection mode and it was great for all of us. I really think that is what scares the Republicans most is covid interferes with their profits. About all those deaths? Ah how sad those workers can not return to their jobs to produce profits with no healthcare coverage from our company. Yup I think I understand it now. Hugs and love. BTW. Please stay safe I worry about you. I want your satire around for a long time to come. Hugs

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