In Florida, COVID-19 Death Toll Keeps Rising

Individuals unwind on the beach in Miami Beach, Fla. on Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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People unwind on the beach in Miami Beach, Fla. on Tuesday in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Epidemiologists say that number will keep rising following the rise in cases seen over the last six weeks. Jay Wolfson, a public health specialist at the University of South Florida says, “What were seeing now is the outcome of the push to open the state. Now, well need to wait to see if it will level out.”

Florida is behind only California in the total number of cases of COVID-19, it ranks seventh in the number of deaths. Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis states the experience physicians have actually gotten in discovering how to treat coronavirus clients and the usage of therapies like the anti-viral medication, remdesivir, have helped enhance outcomes.

For the 4th day in a row, Florida set a new record for the number of COVID-19 deaths. 257 deaths were reported Friday and a total of 6,843 people in Florida have actually died up until now from the coronavirus.

In another favorable indication, the portion of people who evaluated favorable for the infection was the most affordable in two weeks. “We certainly think that weve seen a peak,” DeSantis said, as he reminded Floridians to keep following standards including social distancing and using face coverings.

In the most recent report, 8,983 people in Florida checked positive for COVID-19. With the technique of Hurricane Isaias, the state has actually closed a number of its coronavirus testing centers, consisting of all in Miami-Dade County, the states hot spot.

As DeSantis indicate indications of development in Floridas fight with the coronavirus, Democrats continue to slam him for not embracing tougher policies, including a statewide face covering mandate. The head of the U.S. House Oversight and Reform subcommittee, Democrat James Clyburn, sent a letter to DeSantis this week, asking why the state wasnt following White House Coronavirus Task Force suggestions on face masks, fitness centers and celebrations.

Epidemiologists state that number will keep rising following the surge in cases seen over the last 6 weeks. Jay Wolfson, a public health specialist at the University of South Florida states, “What were seeing now is the outcome of the push to open the state. Florida is behind only California in the total number of cases of COVID-19, it ranks seventh in the number of deaths. Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis says the experience physicians have actually gained in learning how to treat coronavirus clients and the usage of rehabs like the anti-viral medication, remdesivir, have helped enhance results.