Florida Enters Mandatory Confinement With Increased COVID-19 Cases

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida increased to 9,585, of which 163 have so far been fatal, according to the latest figures from the state Department of Health, where for the first time since this Friday the mandatory confinement rules throughout the territory.

Figures released this Friday show that all indicators of disease progression continue to grow.

On Thursday it closed with 9,008 confirmed cases and today there are 9,585, deaths went from 144 to 163 and hospitalizations from 1,167 to 1,215, according to the Health Department.


Miami-Dade counties, with 3,029 cases, and Broward, with 1,565, both neighbors and in the southeast of the state, are the most affected by the pandemic.

Miami Mayor Francis Suárez, who had COVID-19, recovered in isolation and has returned to activity within existing limitations, asked President Donald Trump in the last few hours to suspend all international and national flights to Miami from places severely affected by the disease to slow its progress.

In Miami, as in other Florida cities, mandatory confinement was already in effect before Governor Ron DeSantis ordered the enforcement of the measure statewide.

There is also a curfew from 10 at night until 5 in the morning, but in the rest of the day people can leave their homes to provide services and basic products in essential businesses, the only ones open, to work. in certain sectors and to exercise without time limitations.

The governor has been widely criticized for not having ordered all Floridians to remain in their homes earlier. In his defense, he said he was doing it so as not to paralyze the state’s economy, since there are counties where the incidence of COVID-19 is being lower.

Still, Florida’s jobless claims tripled to 227,000 last week.

According to today’s report from the Florida Department of Health, the coronavirus has not made an appearance in Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette and Taylor counties, and in others cases do not exceed 10.

The governor’s order allows activities such as attending religious places of worship, visiting relatives and friends and going sailing, a measure widely criticized by those who defend that the current situation is a consequence of the lack of early measures.



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