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Florida Reports an Alarming 3,207 Coronavirus Cases in 1 Day

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People visit Clearwater Beach on May 20, 2020 after Florida opened its beaches as part of Phase 1 of its reopening. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 18 June 2020 01:27 PM

Florida reported 3,207 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, smashing its previous one-day record high of 2,783 new cases set on Tuesday. Since the pandemic began, the state has reported under 1,700 new cases daily up until a week ago. Now, the numbers are soaring.

According to a local news report, Florida has 85,926 total cases and 3,061 deaths associated with COVID-19. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said Wednesday that the county would step up the enforcement of safety guidelines.

“Rest assured if you are business owner and decide this is not your problem, we’re going to make it your problem,” he said Wednesday, according to Local 10. “Businesses that are not abiding by the rule will be shut down by the Miami-Dade police.”

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday that the state would not shut down and will continue its reopening plans despite the rising numbers. He said that record high new cases were due to increased testing.

CNN’s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, refuted that statement saying that other states like New York experienced a decrease in new cases even when they stepped up testing. Florida’s testing is “roughly holding steady and yet cases are climbing,” he wrote in a Twitter thread on June 16.

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Florida reported 3,207 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday smashing it's previous one-day record high set of 2,783 new cases set on Tuesday. Since the pandemic began, the state has reported under 1,700 new cases daily up to a week ago. Now, the numbers are soaring. According...
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