Florida Governor Believes Coronavirus Crisis Has ‘Stabilized’

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TOPLINE

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday that he believes Florida’s coronavirus crisis has “stabilized,” just one day after the state reported over 15,000 new cases, the most by any state in a single day so far in the pandemic.

MIAMI, FL – JUNE 08: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis gesticulates during a press conference relating … [+]

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KEY FACTS

KEY BACKGROUND

Florida, which is the third most populous state, is now the single largest contributor to the new case load in the U.S., a count that has recently reached record highs. The state was one of the fastest to reopen its economy, though DeSantis reversed that some by ordering bars to once again close throughout the state. Miami-Dade has taken even stricter measures, once again shutting down restaurants.

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Giménez said at Monday’s news conference, which was held at a Jackson Health System facility, that if the current measures do not lead to a turnaround in Miami-Dade County, stricter ones will have to be put in place.

CRITICAL QUOTE

“We have seen a dramatic increase in patients over the past 30 days,” Carlos A. Migoya, CEO of the Jackson Health System, said at the news conference Monday.

Jackson Health System runs Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in the world. The hospital system recently announced it would suspend elective surgeries.

FURTHER READING

Florida Shatters National Record With Over 15,000 New Coronavirus Cases (Forbes)

Why Florida, The Pandemic’s New Epicenter, Won’t Mandate Face Masks (Forbes)

Miami Is Closing Its Restaurants Again, As Florida’s Coronavirus Crisis Continues (Forbes)

Miami-Dade Hits 1,000 Coronavirus Deaths As Patients In Health System Double (Forbes)