Florida Smashes U.S. State Record Of Daily New Cases: More Than 15,200
Added 07-12-20 04:07:02pm EST - “Gov. Ron DeSantis has not ordered a statewide mask mandate, even as the coronavirus sets new records in Florida. Some local officials have imposed their own restrictions to try to slow the spread.” - Npr.org
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Cars line up for drive-through coronavirus testing in St. Petersburg, Florida. The state reported a record-breaking 15,299 new cases on Sunday. Octavio Jones/Getty Images hide caption
Cars line up for drive-through coronavirus testing in St. Petersburg, Florida. The state reported a record-breaking 15,299 new cases on Sunday.
Florida reported 15,299 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, marking the largest single-day increase of any state since the start of the pandemic.
Sunday's numbers exceed New York's peak of more than 12,200 new cases in one day back in April, when it was the epicenter of the outbreak.
This latest surge brings the total number of cases in the state to 269,811. Florida has recorded 4,242 total deaths, with 45 of those new as of Sunday.
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