Miami– The confirmed daily cases of COVID-19 in Florida increased again, with 1,204 more in the last 24 hours, for a total of 48,675, while other 48 deaths added to the total of 2,144 in the state, which advances in the first phase of economic reopening.
Governor Ron DeSantis explained that this increase in daily cases, which were around 500, is due to Florida having “turned its head” in the tests after “flattening the curve” of infections.
He specified that “more than 50,000 results have been added with approximately 1,300 new cases.”
In addition, the death toll from the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in nursing homes exceeded one thousand (1,001) on Thursday, among residents and people caring for them, the Florida Department of Health reported.
Miami-Dade and Broward, the two counties hardest hit by the pandemic and the latest to join Florida’s economic reopening after more than a month of confinement, total 22,542 cases and 888 deaths to date.
Miami-Dade has 16,190 confirmed cases and 602 deaths, and Broward has 6,352 cases and 286 deaths from the virus.
In addition, the state reported today a total of 8,946 hospitalizations.
Health sources indicated that of the 87,362 tests carried out to date, 6,514 have tested positive throughout the state, which means 7.5%.
On the other hand, local newspapers report four new cases of children hospitalized for the so-called multi-system inflammatory syndrome, known as MIS-C and associated with COVID-1.9.
They are two minors who are receiving treatment at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, in southern Miami, and two more at Joe DiMaggio Children, in Hollywood, north of Miami.
As of Wednesday, only two children admitted to the Jackson Public Health System were known.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is unknown whether multisystemic inflammatory syndrome is specific to children or whether it also occurs in adults.
The appearance in Florida of the first childhood cases raises the need to increase the tests among the state’s infant population, which is the age group least affected by the pandemic.
On the other hand, Florida has received more than 1.7 million jobless claims, of which it has paid 1.5 million (87.7%), according to the government.
Across the country, a record 38.6 million people have applied for the conventional unemployment benefit in the past nine weeks, with just over 2.43 million new paperwork last week.