Florida overtakes New York in confirmation of COVID-19 cases

Florida on Saturday overtook New York in the case of coronovirus cases confirmed, with state numbers exceeding 414,000. Florida now has the second highest number of cases in the country, behind only California.

A total of 414,511 confirmed cases were reported on Saturday in Florida, with an additional 12,180 new infections, topping New York. According to Johns Hopkins University, there are more than 440,000 confirmed cases in California. New York – once an epidemic hotspot – reported that an additional 750 people tested positive for the virus on Friday, leading to a total of 411,200 confirmed cases in the state. .

This week, Florida also marked a serious milestone when it reported 173 deaths, a new one-day record. There are many ICU capacity or near statewide.

Municipalities across the state have imposed curfews in an effort to regulate large ceremonies, which have increased since they resumed several months ago. Many cities are also reversing their efforts to reopen.

President Trump announced on Thursday Canceled Jacksonville part of the Republican National Convention next month, citing Florida’s coronovirus crisis. However, the president has been vocal about his desire to reopen schools, even in the toughest states.

In one The interview On Friday, with “Face the Nation” moderator Margaret Brennan, Surgeon General Jerome Adams recommended schools reopen with a COVID-19 positivity rate of less than 10%. At least twelve states currently have positivity rates in excess of 10%, including hotspots such as Texas, Arizona and Florida.

Florida ICUs near capacity


There are some teachers in florida pushing back Against a mandate that required reopening in the fall for individual instruction in schools. Governor Ron DeSantis relaxed his stance on reopening this week, saying, “If a school district needs to delay the school year for a few years, so that everything is in good shape, on it.” ”

While new daily cases in Florida remain high, the number of people hospitalized in New York with coronovirus continues to be at the lowest level since the epidemic began. On Saturday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said 646 people were hospitalized on Friday in the state, a new low since March 16.

Cuomo also announced that 149 COVID-19 patients are in ICUs across the state, with a new low starting March 16.

The latest data brings the total number Confirmed cases in the US Over 4,150,000. More than one million of those cases were reported in the last two weeks.