The world is still contending with the global health crisis as 2020 comes to a close.
Florida has seen over one million total COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, and now, the state has reported the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases on record.
According to Orlando Sentinel, New Year’s Eve brought Florida’s report of 17,192 cases — more than have ever been reported before in a single day in the state. This brings the state’s total for positive COVID-19 cases up to 1,323,315.
December holds the record for the month with the most dates with high COVID-19 numbers. The previous record was held by July with the highest tally of around 15,000 cases in a day.
The case rate in Florida means that roughly one in 16 people in the state’s 21.5 million population have now tested positive for the virus. Nationally, the averages are around one in 17, and internationally, the average is around one in 94.
The COVID-19 vaccine is currently in the process of rolling out. Over 211,000 Florida residents have received the first round of vaccination. We’ll bring you more major pandemic updates and how they affect Disney World as we know them.