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Florida on Saturday reported 11,458 new coronavirus cases, shattering the single-day record established on Thursday.
The Florida State Health Department has now reported 190,052 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 3,702 deaths, including 18 new fatalities reported on Independence Day, according to The Orlando Sentinel. There has been an additional 101 deaths of non-Florida residents.
The Sunshine State is one of several, including Texas, California and Arizona, that have become hot spots with new infections in the U.S.
Gov. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisMiami-Dade imposes curfew heading into 4th of July weekend US surpasses record 55,000 new cases of coronavirus Overnight Health Care: Experts fear July 4 weekend will exacerbate coronavirus spread | Texas Gov. Abbott will require masks in most of the state | Fauci warns: 'We are not going in the right direction' MORE (R), however, said the state would not reverse course on its reopening.
“We're not going back, closing things,” he said on Wednesday. “I don't think that that's really what's driving it. People going to a business is not what's driving it. I think when you see the younger folks — I think a lot of it is more just social interactions, so that's natural.”
One small stretch of New Smyrna Beach on July 4th. The beach is at capacity.— Julia Manchester (@JuliaManch) July 4, 2020
Positive coronavirus cases in Florida rose by a record 11,458 today. pic.twitter.com/jRYzE3VTUu
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