Diane, a nurse from Houston, Texas, sunbathes on the beach on June 16, 2020 next to her husband, both with face masks, in Miami Beach, Florida.
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Florida reported 9,636 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, another record day as the number of cases in the state continues to increase, according to the Florida Department of Health.
The peak comes a day after the record 8,842 cases on Friday. The corona virus has now infected over 130,000 people in Florida and killed at least 3,390 people. According to the Ministry of Health, 76,129 tests were performed on Friday with a positive rate of 12.7%.
In the past few days, the number of cases in Florida has increased by thousands, along with an increase in many other states, particularly in the south and west.
Some officials have delayed or even reversed efforts to reopen. The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation announced on Friday that it will stop drinking alcohol in bars across the state.
The Mayor of Miami, Carlos Gimenez, signed an emergency order for the weekend of July 4 to shut down all beaches in Miami-Dade County when he criticized beach goers for failing to comply with public health guidelines.
"As we continue to see more COVID-19 positive test results among young adults and increasing hospital stays, I decided that the only prudent thing to curb this recent surge is to take action against recreational activities that take our entire community to a higher level . " Risk, "said Gimenez in a statement.
The city of Miami also issued a mandate on Thursday that people must cover their faces publicly at all times. In Palm Beach County, north of Miami, the mayor said Friday that 1.5 million face masks will be shipped to all 660,000 homes there.
Even if the cases continue to increase, there is no nationwide mask requirement in Florida.
When asked why not all residents have to wear masks in public, Republican Governor Ron DeSantis said at a press conference on Friday: "We will continue to issue guidelines and trust people to do good." Decisions. "