Florida reported 15,300 coronavirus cases Sunday, breaking the record for the highest number of cases in a single day.
What We Know:
- At the beginning of the pandemic, the virus record numbers from New York, California, and Texas exceeded a reported daily count of almost 12,000. New York held the record for most daily cases reported by a state when the pandemic began, announcing 12,274 on April 4th.
- Central Florida now has 43,989 cases, up from 2,545 the day before. The majority of cases were in Orange County, who reported a record-breaking 1,371 new cases Sunday for a total of 18,001.
- Many Floridians have refused to wear masks out in public, increasing the risk of the spread of the virus. Florida Division of Emergency Management announced that Director Jared Moskowitz is ordering additional supplies and personal protective equipment in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
- The state announced Sunday, 45 new deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 4,242. With 104 non-resident deaths included, the toll is 4,346.
- Floridians have reported that getting their test results has also been delayed due to a high demand.
The latest positivity rate of new cases statewide was 11.25%, according to the Florida Department of Health.