Let’s put that number into perspective. If Florida were a country, it would rank fourth in the world for the most new cases in a day behind the United States, Brazil and India. The US recorded 62,653 cases of the virus nationally. This means Florida, which is 6.5 per cent of the US population, makes up almost a quarter of all its cases. RELATED: Follow our live coronavirus coverage here New York, once considered the epicentre of the US outbreak, recorded just 727 cases yesterday. The closest it came to Florida’s new high was by recording 12,847 cases on April 10, as much of the world was scrambling to implement social distancing measures for the first time. Florida’s daily increases in cases have already surpassed the highest daily tally reported by any European country during the height of the pandemic there. WHY WAS FLORIDA HIT SO HARD? Experts say Florida was among a number of US states which opened up too quickly, allowing the virus to come back. Speaking on Podcast-19, America’s top infectious diseases expert Dr Anthony Fauci said states like Florida and Arizona ignored the recommended guidelines on how to reopen, proceeding too quickly to get their economies… Read full this story
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