COVID-19 cases have been on the rise in Florida.
After the CDC updated its guidelines about wearing masks indoors, Disney World changed its mask policy to require all guests (regardless of their vaccination status) to wear masks indoors. This comes after COVID-19 cases spiked 800% last month in Florida, but now cases are spiking again.
According to WPLG Local 10, Florida reported 26,203 new COVID-19 cases to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday, August 24th. This is the highest number reported in a single day from the state.
On July 30th, Florida reported the highest number of cases for a single day with 21,683 new cases. The 7-day moving average for new cases in the U.S. is 142,029 new cases per day, which means Florida accounts for 15% of those new cases.
In mid-July, it was reported that 1 in 5 COVID-19 cases in the United States were coming from Florida, which caused the state to lead the country with the highest amount of COVID-19 cases.
We’ll continue to keep an eye out for more updates regarding COVID-19 cases in Florida.
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