Florida continued to register high coronavirus numbers on Sunday – adding more than 8,500 new cases to its statewide report, according to a report.
The Sunshine State recorded 8,530 new infections, bringing its total to 141,075 cases of COVID-19, NBC Miami reported.
Sunday’s countdown comes just one day after state sets daily record for new cases with 9,585 infections.
It marked the third consecutive day that the state had seen more than 8,500 cases.
In the past seven days, there have been a total of 43,784 new cases – representing more than 30% of patients in the state since the start of the pandemic, the newspaper reported.
There were also 29 additional deaths reported on Sunday, bringing the statewide death toll to 3,419, the report said.
Governor Ron DeSantis said on Friday that he still has no plans to issue a state-wide order requiring masks – insisting that the measure is best managed locally.
But he called on young people to wear masks to prevent the spread of the virus to older family members and others with underlying health problems.
“Although it does not affect you negatively, you can pass it on to other people,” he said.
With post wires