Florida Sets Record For Single-Day Covid-19 Cases As Disney World Reopens


By Bruce Haring

Even as Disney World reopens and the Florida state government was being pushed to host in-person classes for the fall school semester, the Sunshine State is setting new records for COVID-19 cases.

The Florida Department of Health reported 15,299 new coronavirus cases Sunday. That’s the highest total for any state since the pandemic started. Florida holds the dubious record for second-highest as well, coming in with 11, 434 new cases on July 4, per Johns Hopkins University.Florida’s test positivity rate is a whopping 19.60%, Johns Hopkins said.Florida Rep. Donna Shalala said the virus is “out of control,” and said it’s likely a second economic shutdown looms.

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