Florida becoming new Covid epicentre in US – Times of India

MIAMI: The US state of Florida is changing into the brand new epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic within the nation as new circumstances have been surging just lately, in accordance with media stories.
On July 30, the Sunshine State recorded 21,683 new Covid-19 circumstances, breaking its earlier one-day file of 19,100 new infections which was set in early January, Xinhua news agency quoted the Forbes report as saying on Monday.
In line with the weekly report from the state’s well being division, Florida reported 110,477 new circumstances from July 23 to 29, which was a couple of 50 per cent enhance from the 73,196 circumstances within the week earlier than.
Because the onset of the pandemic early final yr, Florida has up to now reported a complete of two,636,066 confirmed coronavirus circumstances and 39,079 deaths.
On Sunday, the state broke its file for coronavirus hospitalisations, USA Today reported.
Greater than 10,200 folks in Florida are at the moment hospitalised with confirmed Covid-19 circumstances, in accordance with knowledge reported to the US Division of Well being & Human Companies.
The earlier file of 10,170 hospitalisations was from July 23, 2020, greater than a half-year earlier than vaccinations began changing into widespread, in accordance with the Florida Hospital Association.
Florida leads the nation in per capita hospitalizations for Covid-19.
Nonetheless, Florida is “not taking all of the steps wanted to regulate the unfold of the virus”, mentioned the Forbes report, noting that the state authorities is simply reporting new circumstances on a weekly foundation slightly than day by day.
In the meantime, the state isn’t urging its folks to take obligatory measures similar to retaining social distance and carrying masks.
On July 31, Governor Ron DeSantis even requested the well being and schooling division to “shield mother and father’ freedom to decide on whether or not their youngsters put on masks in colleges”.

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