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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 01:15 PM

Florida breaks coronavirus death record for the fourth day in a row

Source: Tampa Bay Times

The state added 257 deaths on Friday and another 9,007 infections

For the fourth consecutive day, Florida broke its record for coronavirus deaths, adding 257 Friday and bringing the total deaths from the virus to 6,966.

The first daily record was 191. Then 217. And then 252. The increase brought the weekly death average to its highest point yet with 171 people dead per day, according to the Florida Department of Health.

It’s a grim milestone public health experts warned was coming. Deaths tend to lag weeks behind new infections, and after Florida’s cases surged in June, the state saw the number of deaths more than double in July.

Florida also logged 9,007 new infections Friday, bringing the total to 470,386 cases since the pandemic reached Florida in March. The positivity rate, or the percentage of positive tests out of all tests processed, was 11 percent.

Read more: https://www.tampabay.com/news/health/2020/07/31/florida-breaks-coronavirus-death-record-for-the-fourth-day-in-a-row/



Trump is heading to Tampa today. Think that maybe he'll talk about all these records Florida is setting?

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Zorro Jul 2020 OP
FloridaBlues Jul 2020 #1
hatrack Jul 2020 #2
TomCADem Jul 2020 #3
tclambert Jul 2020 #4

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 01:35 PM

1. Fl will stop testing starting tomorrow due to hurricane and restart on a "rolling " restart

Whatever that means so our numbers won't be correct for awhile.

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Response to FloridaBlues (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:23 PM

2. Maybe they'll just be "rolling" the bodies into mass graves . . .

Which I'm sure will warm the cockles of Gov. DeShithead's heart.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 07:50 PM

3. Gov. DeSantis Continues Push to Reopen Schools

This is why COVID-19 is continuing to spread. Trump pressures the CDC to flip flop and support his demand to immediately reopen schools. DeSantis jumps on the band wagon. However, on the down law, school districts announce temporary online learning, while DeSantis looks the other way while continuing to insist that he is all-in on reopening in-person education.

https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/education-on-6/gov-desantis-continues-push-to-reopen-schools/2269784/

Last school year ended with teachers and students trying to make the best of an emergency situation, learning and teaching from home.

At a news media event at a school in Clearwater Wednesday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and state education commissioner Richard Corcoran reiterated a position they took weeks ago: that parents should have the options of keeping their kids home for online instruction or sending them back to classrooms because, they say, remote learning is not only far from ideal, it’s damaging.

“Many students will suffer academic and physical and mental health consequences if they’re not able to get back into the classroom, I think that it’s already happened,” DeSantis said.

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However, Miami-Dade Public Schools announced Wednesday that school would begin with distance learning only, and Broward superintendent Robert Runcie has made a similar recommendation to his school board. The positivity rates in both counties are simply too high, according to experts consulted by the school districts, to allow students and staff back on campus. Both districts are targeting October as a time to start in-person instruction, assuming the pandemic numbers cooperate.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 08:36 PM

4. You're gonna need a bigger refrigerator truck.

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