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Jose Garcia

(2,715 posts)
Thu Oct 22, 2020, 12:50 PM Oct 2020

Florida reports 5,557 new COVID-19 cases, most in over two months

Source: SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL

Florida health officials on Thursday reported 5,557 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the latest results, an indication that new cases appear to be trending higher.

It’s the most infections on a daily coronavirus report since the state tallied 6,352 cases on Aug. 15.

The seven-day average number of new cases in the state was below 3,000 from Sept. 8 to Oct. 13. Since then, there have been five days over that level. Public health experts recently have expressed concern that Florida could be at risk of a new wave of infections, as much of the nation is experiencing.

Including Thursday’s results, the state Department of Health says at least 768,091 people have tested positive for the highly contagious disease since the start of the pandemic.

Read more: https://www.sun-sentinel.com/coronavirus/fl-ne-florida-coronavirus-deaths-cases-thursday-october-22-20201022-ensbrnh4nbgqdesenfzjew6l64-story.html

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Florida reports 5,557 new COVID-19 cases, most in over two months (Original Post) Jose Garcia Oct 2020 OP
This is horrifying. CrispyQ Oct 2020 #1
Not one bit surprised, traffic south of Jacksonville area at140 Oct 2020 #2
very few people are wearing masks soryang Oct 2020 #4
Florida Is Now Leading The Nation In Least Tests Taken Per 1000 People TomCADem Oct 2020 #3
8 months out of work... bagimin Oct 2020 #5

CrispyQ

(37,013 posts)
1. This is horrifying.
Thu Oct 22, 2020, 12:57 PM
Oct 2020

He is bored with the virus. Nothing will be done from now until 1/20/21 except looting and packing the court.

at140

(6,117 posts)
2. Not one bit surprised, traffic south of Jacksonville area
Thu Oct 22, 2020, 01:04 PM
Oct 2020

is back to pre-covid-19 levels. Every restaurant is open and stores as well..

soryang

(3,299 posts)
4. very few people are wearing masks
Thu Oct 22, 2020, 02:58 PM
Oct 2020

people are acting like nothing is wrong. So how could it be otherwise?

TomCADem

(17,461 posts)
3. Florida Is Now Leading The Nation In Least Tests Taken Per 1000 People
Thu Oct 22, 2020, 02:02 PM
Oct 2020

So, it is amazing that Florida's numbers are increasing even though DeSantis has been doing everything to hide the number of cases, including looking to redefine when a person who died from COVID died from COVID.

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/tracker/overview

bagimin

(1,377 posts)
5. 8 months out of work...
Fri Oct 23, 2020, 08:37 AM
Oct 2020

no restaurants,no movies. canceled transatlantic cruise,hundreds of thousands deceased, thankful that we are still alive. Not exactly what we pictured for our "golden years". All because a few numskulls in the midwest and Penn. didn't vote for Hillary. This is a never ending nightmare.

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