New Florida coronavirus record with 9,000 new cases; state shuts down alcohol at bars

The Florida Department of Health reported 8,942 new coronavirus cases, shattering the previous daily high for positive COVID-19 infections made just two days earlier.

The state also is shutting down on-site alcohol consumption at bars, according to Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation Secretary Halsey Beshears.

The update that comes at 11 a.m. and details cases from the previous day, showed the state has now registered 122,960 positive cases to date. The previous record for a single-day increase of 5,508 cases was reported Wednesday.

It has also seen 13,987 hospitalizations, 221 additional since Thursday’s report.

The state also reported that of new patients, about 13% tested positive for COVID-19. That’s from nearly 50,000 new tests, the third most tests given in a single day to date, which brings the state’s total so far this year to 1,770,081.

The state Division of Emergency Management’s daily report details some of the testing and cases, with numbers that differ slightly from the Department of Health reports, showing 8,933 confirmed cases on June 25. It also charted the percent positive of cases that includes those who had already tested positive and were being retested on a daily basis. That percent is 14,74%.

Source: Orlando Sentinel