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South Florida mayors warn governor coronavirus situation will get worse before it gets better

Added 07-15-20 10:23:02am EST - “With south Florida the nation's COVID-19 hot spot, Miami County mayors told Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday they could not issue emergency closures even if they had to.” - Washingtonexaminer.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtonexaminer.com: “South Florida mayors warn governor coronavirus situation will get worse before it gets better”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

With south Florida the nation’s COVID-19 hot spot, Miami County mayors told Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday they could not issue emergency closures even if they had to.

“There isn’t a metric right now,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez said. “We’re going to be looking at, can we establish a metric that we can publish to the community to say, ‘Look, if we don’t get to this point by this time, we’re going to have to take additional measures.’ ”

Giménez and mayors of Miami, Miami Gardens, Miami Beach, Doral, Pinecrest and Bal Harbour met with DeSantis in a roundtable discussion at the Miami-Dade Government Center and told the governor they need his help in conveying justifications for a potential second lockdown.

“There’s a significant amount of pressure right now for us to shut down at some level,” Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said. “We are at a critical juncture that if things do not improve quickly – over the next week or two – we’re going to be under significant pressure to do something like that.”

According to the Florida Department of Health's COVID-19 dashboard, 9,261 additional positive tests were reported Tuesday, boosting Florida cases since March 1 to 291,629, with 4,409 people dead and 18,498 people hospitalized, including more than 8,000 people now in hospitals.

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