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US Florida sets new daily record for COVID-19 cases


Twenty-four more people statewide died from COVID-19, bring the total death toll in Florida to 3,390 since the pandemic began, according to the Florida Department of Health. Mark Martinez, owner of a Lubbock beer garden, learned when friends texted him the news at around 8 a.m.

"We have warned that it is something that could have an impact", DeSantis said. "I mean, let's just be honest with that".

Based on local media reports issued lately on Saturday, at least 9,500 new patients were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours in the USA southeastern state of Florida, with the figure acting as the highest daily surge in the number of cases since the state was first hit by the pandemic.

California Governor Gavin Newsom said Friday that Imperial County, east of Los Angeles, has become so overwhelmed by the virus that the state was recommending it issue a strict new stay-at-home order.

Higher numbers are being reported in a number of states besides Florida as well, including Texas, Arizona and California.

Texas had been at the forefront of states peeling away restrictions created to control the pandemic.

Several counties have mandated mask rules including Hillsborough, Pinellas and Miami-Dade.

A small city on the outskirts of Houston, Texas, has instituted a curfew starting on Saturday (June 27) night due to surging cases of the novel coronavirus, the latest move by officials in some southern and western states to backtrack on their reopening plans. Although they are not rising as dramatically as the reported number of cases, they are approaching the levels of new admissions seen in April and May.

Florida now has the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country as recent surges pushed it far past MA, according to coronavirus tracking by Worldometer.

That is almost 30 percent of the state's total tally, said the report.

"We have a little work to do, and we'll get it done".

"So we've succeeded, and I think people just don't want to recognise it because it challenges their narrative, it challenges their assumption, so they gotta try to find a boogeyman".

In keeping with the state and nationwide trend toward younger people testing positive, the median age of Florida patients is 34. "In many cases they have no symptoms". The previous single-day total, also set during the last seven days, was 5,508 cases.