Florida once again broke its record for new coronavirus cases, reaching at least 11,445 reported on Saturday morning. Thursday was the last time Florida set a new record for single-day COVID-19 cases at 10,109. Only New York has reported more than 10,000 new cases in a day, with the Empire State passing its peak back in April. The 13% jump in Florida from the last record now leaves the Sunshine State at more than 190,000 positive cases and 3,803 reported deaths. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
Florida reported a record number of single-day coronavirus cases Saturday morning, with 11,445 people testing positive on Friday. That's a 13% jump from the last time the record was broken on Thursday. Eighteen deaths were also reported Saturday. New York is the only other state that has seen more than 10,000 new cases in a day, but their peak passed in April, and new cases have stayed in the hundreds for almost a month. Florida is not reporting hospitalizations — a key indicator of the severity of the virus — but the Miami Herald reports that the state has promised to start reporting those numbers sometime in the coming week. Since June 15, Miami-Dade County has seen a spike in hospitalizations, going from less than 600 to over 1,400 now, according to the Herald. Out of the 65,271 tests administered in Florida on Friday, more than 14% tested positive, according to the Herald.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Inside London during COVID-19 lockdown
More like this (2)
Florida and Texas both hit record highs for new coronavirus cases on Saturday as outbreaks keep surging in the South
Florida and Texas both recorded daily records for new coronavirus cases on Saturday as outbreaks in the...Florida and Texas both recorded daily records for new coronavirus cases on Saturday as outbreaks in the South continue to spiral. Florida reported 11,458 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing the state's total to 190,052. Texas reported 8,258 new cases, which brings the state's total to 191,790. In Texas, it's now required by a statewide order to wear face masks in public spaces, and in...
The Miami Herald reported on new data that reveals one in three coronavirus-related related deaths in...The Miami Herald reported on new data that reveals one in three coronavirus-related related deaths in Florida have come from nursing home residents. Nursing homes members are particularly susceptible due to overcrowding facilities and the greater likelihood of the elderly and those with weakened immune systems dying from the virus. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has begun opening up restrictions stores and restaurants, yet the...