Florida, announced a record high for confirmed cases of the emerging corona virus, as 15,300 new cases were detected.
According to the state’s health affairs agency, the incidence of new Corona virus infection in Florida during the past 24 hours has increased by 15,299 cases, to reach the level of 269811.
Florida is currently one of the largest outbreaks in the world, with the number of daily infections in the state exceeding the same index in any European country during the height of the pandemic.
Florida also exceeded the record of daily infections, the largest increase recorded by New York on April 10 with 12847 cases, when this state was the largest epicenter of the pandemic in the country.
On the other hand, the local health authority said that it had monitored during the past day 95 new deaths caused by the Corona virus, to increase this number in general in the state to the level of 4242.
As part of anti-virus measures, the state’s Republican governor, Ron Desantis, ordered bars closed, but he did not heed calls for a decree requiring people to wear masks in public.
In recent weeks, the country has witnessed unprecedented rises in daily HIV infections, amid growing disagreements among Americans over the issue of lifting precautionary measures, in particular the reopening of schools and the issue of wearing masks.