Coronavirus - COVID-19 in Florida. Does Florida have the necessary infrastructure to effectively control the Coronavirus - COVID-19 so it does not become a local outbreak?
Florida, among the states with the most coronavirus cases, issues statewide stay-at-home order. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis had resisted issuing a statewide order, but on Wednesday reversed course to stem the spread of the coronavirus. He said he made the decision after President Donald Trump extended the national social distancing guidelines for an additional 30 days. Ref. USAToday.
Florida sets a record for number of coronavirus deaths for 4th straight day. Florida on Friday marked the fourth consecutive day it reported a record number of COVID-19 deaths in the state. The 257 deaths reported Friday was the highest one-day tally Florida has reported during the pandemic - and four more deaths than Thursday, according to data from the Florida Department of Health. One-day records for the… Source 2q.
On the same day as hosting Super Bowl LV, Florida became the first state to report 200 variant COVID-19 cases, USA TODAY analysis finds. Florida holds about 29% of the known variant cases in the country, and now has more variant cases than the entire country had Jan. 23. Each of Florida's known cases is of the U.K. Variant, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says could be the predominant version in the United States next month. California has the second-most cases of the variant at 150. Ref. USAToday.
Sad to note that even with the win that state has one of the highest cases of the virus circulating and it is going to be worst now! And don't even start on the fact that everyone that came from other states will now take it back to their state.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended local COVID-19 emergency orders Monday and signed a proposal lawmakers previously approved that limits the government's ability to impose mask requirements and other social distancing measures used to combat the coronavirus. Tuesday will be the first full day the the altered rules will be in effect. The measure, Senate Bill 2006, also makes permanent DeSantis' executive order that prohibits "Vaccine passports," saying it is unnecessary "To be policing people at this point." DeSantis' executive order to strike down local virus restrictions doesn't apply to mask mandates or social distancing policies issued by businesses. Ref. USAToday.