MIAMI – For the second day in a row, the Florida Division of Well being reported one other large improve within the state’s variety of COVID-19 circumstances.
“One of the best ways that you would be able to keep away from both buying or transmitting an infection is to keep away from crowded locations, to put on a masks,” stated Dr. Anthony Fauci with the White Home Coronavirus Activity Pressure.
It is a new actuality, which doesn’t appear to be realized by everybody.
“I do suppose individuals are letting their guard down,” stated Coral Gables resident Kate Haman. “I believe as a result of so many different issues have been within the information.”
That’s maybe a part of the explanation for the state’s current COVID-19 case spike, with one other 2,000 new circumstances reported Sunday, simply 500 circumstances shy of Saturday’s file excessive quantity.
The sharp improve prompted the Mayor of Miami on Saturday to suggest a doable pause of the town’s reopening.
“There are main considerations because the circumstances proceed to rise,” stated Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. “The info is regarding; we could need to make some selections after this weekend.”
However for small, non-essential companies like The Nail Venue on Biscayne Blvd., a second shutdown might show to be a deadly blow.
“The final shutdown, we have been already struggling to seek out cash,” stated The Nail Venue Supervisor Thanh Le. “And even after we opened, enterprise has been fairly gradual.”
Within the meantime, statewide numbers are coming below elevated scrutiny after the scientist who was fired for supposedly refusing to govern that information determined to start out her own coronavirus dashboard.
Whereas the 2 websites look comparable, the one launched by Rebekah Jones final week exhibits about 8,000 further COVID circumstances with about 300,000 fewer individuals being examined.
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