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Florida reported its largest number of deaths in a single day from the coronavirus: 173 on Thursday. The state says 10,249 individuals examined optimistic for the virus.
Florida is behind solely California and New York in complete circumstances. Other states, together with Texas and California, additionally posted file deaths this week because the nation’s complete variety of COVID-19 circumstances topped 4 million.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis met with hospital leaders and directors Thursday at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. He mentioned hospitals are harassed statewide, however that there’s satisfactory capability.
“We’ve had between 20[%] and 25% of our beds available pretty consistently over the last month and a half, even as we’ve seen the census for COVID patients increase,” DeSantis mentioned.
Despite the file variety of deaths Thursday, DeSantis stood by earlier statements that he sees indicators that coronavirus circumstances are plateauing in Florida. “People are not coming to the ED [emergency department] in as big a numbers as they were two weeks ago,” he mentioned. “The last few days have been less than half than what it was the first week of July. That is a positive trend.”
The epicenter for the pandemic in Florida is in Miami-Dade County, the place 2,720 new circumstances had been reported Thursday with a positivity price close to 20%.
But within the metropolis of Miami, Mayor Francis Suarez mentioned orders limiting gatherings and requiring face coverings are working and circumstances are starting to say no. “The curve is flattening,” he mentioned.
Suarez mentioned a lot of the unfold now could be occurring amongst households who stay in multigenerational households. He’s asking individuals, particularly those that work exterior the house, to contemplate sporting face masks and to remain socially distant at house, to keep away from infecting others within the household.