On Friday, Florida reached a new severe milestone, surpassing 800,000 positive cases in eight months. Since the pandemic reached the United States, the country has reported new reported cases of the coronavirus within one day, a record high.
According to health officials, the United States reported nearly 90,000 new cases on Thursday. This surpassed the record of the most recent day set on October 23, with more than 83,000 boxes nationwide.
Closer to home, an election office in Brevard County was forced to temporarily close after election workers tested positive for the coronavirus.
Lori Scott, the director of elections, said the move was made out of cautious consideration after consulting with the Ministry of Health.
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Scott said that due to security measures at the polling site, including half-inch ballistic glass between workers and voters, voters did not have direct contact with those who tested positive for COVID-19.
Before Election Day, more than 80 million people had submitted votes, breaking the record of previous years.
According to a CNN poll, so far, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas and Florida have the highest turnout rates for registered voters.
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The following is a breakdown of the latest data provided by the Florida Department of Health.
The Florida Department of Health reported 5,592 new cases on Friday, bringing the state’s total to 800,216 since March. This is the highest single-day record since mid-August. This is a result other than the data dump on September 1. The test result has been delayed.
The Florida Department of Health reported on Friday that 73 people have recently died of COVID-19. As of the coronavirus report last Friday, a total of 16,927 deaths across the state were related to coronavirus, including 207 non-resident deaths in Florida.
State health officials have always insisted that the death rate of the virus is usually delayed to the FDOH, and some deaths are not reported for a month or more.
According to the State Health Care Administration, there are currently 2,350 people infected with the virus in Florida.
The state reported 174 new hospitalizations last Friday, which means that the state’s total Since March, there have been 49,185 patients admitted to hospital for COVID-19.
In the past two weeks, the percentage of positive results ranged from 3.65% to 6.73%, and 5.89% on Thursday.
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Below is a breakdown of counties and counties for COVID-19 in Central Florida on October 30.
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