Florida (WTFF) – The state added 15,300 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, claiming first place in the nation for the highest number of cases in one day.
That’s more than all the new cases in Europe combined, Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute said on Monday. (WFLA)
New York previously held the record, with 12,274 cases in April. (New York Times)
Cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, have been steadily rising in Florida. (John Hopkins University & Medicine)
Florida now has 12 times the cases of Australia and South Korea combined. (CNN)
The state currently claims 295,312 cases of COVID-19, with 4,381 deaths. (Florida COVID Action)
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis described the surge of COVID-19 cases as a “blip,” saying that Florida has had “a lot of different blips.” (Reuters)