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Florida’s coronavirus cases surpass 301,000

Florida’s coronavirus cases surpass 301,000 as head of Miami health system says spike in infections is due to ‘aggressive non-compliant people’ who refuse to wear masks

  • Florida added 10,181 confirmed cases to its tally on Tuesday with the total number of infections now at 301,810 
  • The state confirmed an additional 112 deaths, which is the third time in the last seven days its eclipsed 100 and brings the statewide death toll to 4,626
  • The surge in cases and deaths came as Miami’s Jackson Health System reported a staggering 226 percent increase in COVID-19 patients in the last month
  • Carlos Migoya, president and CEO of Jackson Health System, said they had 129 patients on June 14 and it had spiked to 420 by Tuesday
  • He said the biggest issue they face is people who refuse to wear masks who he described as ‘aggressive non-compliant people’ 
  • Major cities in Florida have now imposed mask rules but Gov. Ron DeSantis has declined to issue a state-wide order 

The total number of Florida’s coronavirus cases has now surpassed 300,000 as the head of a health department in Miami said the surge in infections was due to ‘aggressive non-compliant people’ in the state. 

Florida added 10,181 confirmed cases to its tally on Tuesday with the total number of infections now at 301,810 since the outbreak began there March 1. 

The state confirmed an additional 112 deaths, which is the third time in the last seven days its eclipsed 100 and brings the statewide death toll to 4,626.

Florida’s rolling seven-day average for deaths has increased to 92 per day, triple the 31 posted a month ago. 

Florida added 10,181 confirmed cases to its tally on Tuesday with the total number of infections now at 301,810 since the outbreak began there March 1

The state confirmed an additional 112 deaths, which is the third time in the last seven days its eclipsed 100 and brings the statewide death toll to 4,626

The state confirmed an additional 112 deaths, which is the third time in the last seven days its eclipsed 100 and brings the statewide death toll to 4,626

As of Tuesday, Florida had the second highest death rate in the United States – slightly behind Texas. 

When the coronavirus was ravaging New York three months ago, it recorded 799 deaths on April 9 and a top seven-day average of 763 deaths on April 14.

The surge in cases and deaths came as Miami’s Jackson Health System reported a staggering 226 percent increase in COVID-19 patients in the last month.

Carlos Migoya, the president and CEO of Jackson Health System, told CNN’s New Day that they had 129 patients on June 14 and it had spiked to 420 by Tuesday. 

Migoya said the recent curfews and closures of bars and restaurants would help hospitals cope with the surge but said people across the state hadn’t been wearing masks and properly social distancing since initially reopening in May.

‘The biggest issue is that we have a lot of aggressive non-compliant people, people that just do not believe that masking is the right thing to do,’ he said.  

The surge in cases and deaths came as Miami's Jackson Health System reported a staggering 226 percent increase in COVID-19 patients in the last month. Carlos Migoya, the president and CEO of Jackson Health System, told CNN's New Day that they had 129 patients on June 14 and it had spiked to 420 by Tuesday

The surge in cases and deaths came as Miami’s Jackson Health System reported a staggering 226 percent increase in COVID-19 patients in the last month. Carlos Migoya, the president and CEO of Jackson Health System, told CNN’s New Day that they had 129 patients on June 14 and it had spiked to 420 by Tuesday

Major cities in Florida have now imposed mask rules but Gov. Ron DeSantis has declined to issue a state-wide order, arguing such mandates are best decided on and enforced locally.

The governor on Tuesday wore a mask while speaking publicly for the first time at a round-table news conference with Miami-Dade County mayors.

Dr Nicholas Namias, chief of trauma and surgical critical care at Jackson Memorial Hospital, said diminishing bed capacity was creating problems at the Miami medical center. 

He described the issue as being the topic of daily strategy meetings to figure out which beds the hospital can convert to COVID-19 care.

‘We’re getting to the point where it’s going to be full. We have gridlock and we won’t be able to take patients and they’ll just be stacked in the ERs,’ Namias said.  

Major cities in Florida have now imposed mask rules but Gov. Ron DeSantis has declined to issue a state-wide order. The governor on Tuesday wore a mask while speaking publicly for the first time at a round-table news conference

Major cities in Florida have now imposed mask rules but Gov. Ron DeSantis has declined to issue a state-wide order. The governor on Tuesday wore a mask while speaking publicly for the first time at a round-table news conference



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