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California and Florida hit new daily record high coronavirus deaths

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In a unique show of unity 135 top Florida executives call for Floridians to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by following the CDC’s safety guidelines including wearing a mask when you’re outside of your home. Florida Blue CEO Pat Geraghty spearheade

More than 1,100 patients died on Tuesday, the seventh day of the last eight with at least 1,000 deaths, according to the COVID Tracking Project.

Florida health officials on Wednesday reported 216 new coronavirus deaths in one day, eclipsing a record set just a day ago.

Florida reported another record in one-day deaths on Wednesday, 217, according to state health officials.

The health department also confirmed 9,446 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19.

As the coronavirus spread accelerated in March, and without federal leadership, state governors and hospitals began scrambling for ventilators and personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves and gowns for front line medical workers, who were in many places short of supplies and who themselves began dying from Covid-19.

Trump has since come around to supporting masks.

Commercial pilot Rob Koreman of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, said he had been stunned by the climbing numbers.

Fewer than 25 pets have been diagnosed with COVID-19 versus more than four million Americans.

As governments try to weigh lockdown measures against the need to revive economies, the United States its economy had contracted 32.9% in the second quarter - the worst on record since 1947.

Coronavirus infections in the US are beginning to decline, after a summer of sharp increases, and some of the hardest-hit states are improving significantly.

The death toll comes as the state is shuttering testing sites ahead of a tropical weather system.

The latest cases put it ahead of NY, an early epicenter of the global pandemic which has wreaked havoc in the United States.

In a video posted to Twitter, Gohmert said he had worn a face mask frequently in the past week or two, including at Tuesday's hearing.

The pandemic is taking a frightful toll on Americans and their economy, even as federal and local officials struggle to contain the coronavirus - and in many cases, to agree on a basic level about what preventive measures should be taken. The county now has 54,312 known cases and 676 deaths. "Crowded indoor house parties are not smart or safe", he wrote on Twitter.

A total of 8,187 people have now been infected since the pandemic started.

South Carolina's death toll has more than doubled over the past month, surpassing 1500 earlier this week.

The surge of bacterial infections followed a hurry to reopen for small business in many states, with no accompanying mandates or even formal tips to use experience masks and practice social distancing. "If 95% of Americans wore masks each time they left their homes, infection rates would drop, hospitalizations would drop, and forecast deaths would drop", the IHME said.

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