Florida Coronavirus Cases Rise To 763

Miami.- The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Florida increased by more than a hundred throughout the day, going from 658 to 763, of which 12 have been fatal so far, a figure that has not changed, according to the Department. of State Health.

Neighboring Miami-Dade and Broward counties (in southern Florida), with 169 and 142 cases, respectively, are the most affected by the pandemic, according to the report released Tuesday.

The increase in diagnostic capacity, with the acquisition of more test kits by the state, the incorporation of private laboratories to analyze samples and the installation of mobile centers for the detection of the disease, have led to the numbers of cases confirmed increase rapidly.


There are currently 1,080 people whose health status is monitored by the health authorities.

9,338 tests have been conducted so far in Florida, of which the result of 1,005 is still unknown.

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the opening of two new sample collection sites for coronaviris testing, one in MIami and one in Orlando, for next week.

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez announced Saturday the closure of all hotels and other accommodations in the county.

They can only stay in hotels, motels and lifeguards, displaced from other places, journalists who are in MIami-Dade to carry out coverage and members of the aircraft crew.

In the city of Miami, the mayor, Francis Suárez, who is sick with coronavirus and isolated at home, said in several media interviews on Friday night that more drastic measures such as mandatory quarantine are not ruled out.

So far in Miami-Dade County there are no mobility restrictions although all non-essential stores are closed. Restaurants can make home deliveries of food or prepare them for whoever is going to look for them at the local.

Voices have emerged in recent days calling on state governor Ron DeSantis to follow the example of California, New York, and other states and force people to stay at home.

US coronavirus cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are around 15,219 (between confirmed and suspected) and 201 deaths, although calculations by Johns Hopkins University point to 19,931 cases confirmed in the country and 275 dead, 83 of them in Washington state, 56 in New York and 24 in California.