COVID-19: new record in Florida with more than 10 000 additional cases

COVID-19: nouveau record en Floride avec plus de 10 000 cas supplémentaires

Florida has once again beaten its record of new cases of the COVID-19 recorded with 10 000 tests positive on Thursday, for a total of 169 106 cases reported in this State from the South-East since the beginning of the pandemic.

Due to the magnitude of the health crisis, the county Miami-Wade, the most populous in the country, with nearly 2.7 million residents, announced the port of the mask mandatory in public, except in places of worship.

Figures that the governor-republican Ron DeSantis, who had been slow to enact the containment of his Condition when the epidemic was spreading in the United States in march, has assigned a campaign based on “rigorous” tests.

“We’re not going to get us back to close the stores, he however warned Wednesday. “I don’t think that people who go in the shops are those who cause” these new infections, he added.

Florida is facing a real explosion of the disease among young people which, in the favour of the déconfinement operated since the beginning of June, have returned to the beaches and the nightlife.

In the Face of these alarming figures, Mr. DeSantis announced to suspend the consumption of alcohol in the bars.

“When you see young people, I think it’s mostly the social interactions “, which awoke the outbreak of coronavirus, he explained.

A sign that the situation continues to deteriorate since Florida began its process of déconfinement, the Jackson Health System, largest hospital group in Miami, announced Wednesday to suspend elective surgical operations.

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