Florida’s COVID cases up fivefold in 2 weeks: ‘The numbers are scary’

  

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Via:  krishna  •  2 weeks ago  •  28 comments

By:   Frances Robles

Florida’s COVID cases up fivefold in 2 weeks: ‘The numbers are scary’
Florida crushed its previous record for new coronavirus cases Saturday, reporting 9,585 infections.

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Pedestrians and bikers in Miami Beach, Fla., June 28, 2020.  –Saul Martinez/The New York Times

On Saturday, for the second straight day, Florida crushed its previous record for new coronavirus cases, reporting 9,585 infections. Another 8,530 were reported Sunday.

Much of Florida’s new surge in cases appears to follow from the reopening of beaches, bars, restaurants and other social activities. Florida now joins South Carolina and Nevada among the states that broke daily records over the weekend.

Florida public health experts worry that the surging case numbers will lead to a crush of hospitalizations and, eventually, of deaths.

Officials have done little so far to halt public interactions. The mayor of one affluent Miami suburb implored residents this week to stop throwing house parties. On Friday, state officials prohibited the sale of alcohol in bars.

DeSantis said the surge of new cases can be attributed to the huge numbers of tests results that are coming in each day. 

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Krishna
1  seeder  Krishna    2 weeks ago

Much of Florida’s new surge in cases appears to follow from the reopening of beaches, bars, restaurants and other social activities. 

Once again cases surge in states that have re-opened too early.

(Who knew that that would happen?)

/sarc

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Krishna @1    2 weeks ago

If people had just used some common sense and not gone into entitlement mode, a lot of this could have been avoided.

 
 
 
Krishna
2  seeder  Krishna    2 weeks ago

DeSantis said the surge of new cases can be attributed to the huge numbers of tests results that are coming in each day.

Well, he's following what Trump said (that the increase in new cases is the result of the big increases in testing).

The logical solution?

Stop or drastically cut back in testing ...and the number of new cases will plummet!

 
 
 
Kavika
2.1  Kavika   replied to  Krishna @2    2 weeks ago

Of course, more testing means more cases but what they are not saying is the number of tests that are positive have gone from 5% to 15.62%

Yesterday we had 6093 postive tests in Florida. 

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
2.1.1  Dean Moriarty  replied to  Kavika @2.1    2 weeks ago

Dang you’re right behind California they had 6896 yesterday. 

In my blue state Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday closed bars for in-person service after he previously opened them. 

 
 
 
Kavika
2.1.2  Kavika   replied to  Dean Moriarty @2.1.1    2 weeks ago

DeSantis finally closed the bars a couple of days ago. The mayors are closing many of the beaches.

 
 
 
Krishna
2.1.3  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Kavika @2.1    2 weeks ago
Of course, more testing means more cases but what they are not saying is the number of tests that are positive have gone from 5% to 15.62% Yesterday we had 6093 postive tests in Florida.

Wow-- that's a YUGE spike! 

(So I suppose that gov. Desantis must be doing something right!)

 
 
 
Krishna
2.1.4  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @2.1.3    2 weeks ago
Wow-- that's a YUGE spike!  (So I suppose that gov. Desantis must be doing something right!)

We should all keep repeating to ourselves (over and over):

“War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”

 
 
 
Krishna
2.1.5  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Kavika @2.1.2    2 weeks ago
DeSantis finally closed the bars a couple of days ago

That's sure to really piss over President Trump and his flunkies!

 
 
 
Krishna
2.1.6  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Dean Moriarty @2.1.1    2 weeks ago
Dang you’re right behind California they had 6896 yesterday. 

When I first read about the rapid increase in California, I was surprised. But as I read further I discocered that in many palces in Southern California they were running out of beds. So when the could, they were sending sick people to hospitals in San Francisco and other northern CA areas.(which did not have these huge spikes in new cases).

I was curious as to why-- then I looked at a map and it became clear:.Among the states with the big spikes are Arizona-- and AZ borders southern California.

However the states bordering northern Ca are not seeing then the big seen in AZ.

(Obviously there's more daily traffic back and forth between Arizona and Southern Ca (which border each other)-- then there is between Northern Ca and a state that borders it (Oregon).

 
 
 
Krishna
2.1.7  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Kavika @2.1.2    2 weeks ago

DeSantis finally closed the bars a couple of days ago. The mayors are closing many of the beaches.

Reminds me of that old saying:

Closing the Barn door after the horse has run out.

 
 
 
Kavika
2.1.8  Kavika   replied to  Krishna @2.1.7    2 weeks ago

Bars were closed for awhile then reopened. During some inspections one bar in Orlando was filled way beyond capacity and there were no masks or any social distinicing. They liquor license was pulled and DeSantis said any bar caught breaking the rules would have their liquor license suspended. The very next day a new record number of cases was posted and the FL health services stopped all bars from selling liquor. 

Beaches were opened way to soon in some areas and we are now seeing the results of the results of, IMO, a disjointed response to the pandemic. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
2.1.9  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Krishna @2.1.5    2 weeks ago

They are closed here again also (L.A. county).  If Trump wants to come here and throw a tantrum over it, he will be bringing a knife to a fun fight because our governor won't put up with his shit, either in person or on line.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
2.1.10  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2.1.9    2 weeks ago

gun fight, not fun fight.  But again, it could be fun to see the famous ignoramus get his ass handed to him.

 
 
 
Krishna
3  seeder  Krishna    2 weeks ago

Another Trump success!

/sarc

 
 
 
It Is ME
3.1  It Is ME  replied to  Krishna @3    2 weeks ago
Another Trump success!

Trump runs Florida ?

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
4  FLYNAVY1    2 weeks ago

The worry is when do the ICU start filling up....?  When do we start overloading our first responders....?

 
 
 
Kavika
4.1  Kavika   replied to  FLYNAVY1 @4    2 weeks ago

As of 30 minutes ago we had 1206 ICU beds available. Three days ago is was over 1600.

This is a state of over 21 million the number of ICU beds could be negative in a hot minute with the huge number of new cases being reported. 

Currently, in Orlando, 122 firefighters are on 2-week quarantine. 

 
 
 
Krishna
4.1.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Kavika @4.1    2 weeks ago

I would imagine that over the next few days (or longer) new cases in Florida will only increase...eaven more.

 
 
 
Kavika
4.1.2  Kavika   replied to  Krishna @4.1.1    2 weeks ago

Duval county where Jacksonville is located had 368 new cases yesterday for a total of over 6,500 and 67 deaths. 

This is where the RNC is going to hold its convention in August. 

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
4.1.3  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Kavika @4.1.2    2 weeks ago

This is where the RNC is going to hold its convention in August.

And that's gonna work out.....?  OoooKaaayyyy

 
 
 
Kavika
4.1.4  Kavika   replied to  FLYNAVY1 @4.1.3    2 weeks ago

I read earlier today where the RNC said that masks are mandatory at the convention. 

I have friends in J'ville and they are not very happy about the convention being there. By August, at the rate things are going in Florida there may not be a convention at all.

 
 
 
Krishna
4.1.5  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Kavika @4.1.4    2 weeks ago

I read earlier today where the RNC said that masks are mandatory at the convention. 

As they should be.

(Is trump going to speak at the Repubican convention? If so-- since its mandatory for ordinary human beings-- will Trump follow the rules and wear a mask?

But what are the delegates going to do when they go out to lunch-- or leave for the evening? I imagine many will take the masks off as soon as they leave the building.

Most will probably go out to dinner. 

(They may take off their mask when they leave...and if they wear them when at a restaurant-- they have to lower their mask to eat.

Finally-- the delegates will come from all 50 states...which means bringing in many from some of the states with the highest infection

 
 
 
Kavika
4.1.6  Kavika   replied to  Krishna @4.1.5    2 weeks ago

In a virtual news conference, the City of Jacksonville announced a face mask requirement that will go into effect at 5 p.m. Monday, June 29. People will be mandated to wear a mask while in public and indoor locations and when social distancing isn't possible.

 
 
 
It Is ME
4.1.7  It Is ME  replied to  Kavika @4.1.6    2 weeks ago
People will be mandated to wear a mask while in public and indoor locations and when social distancing isn't possible.

Jail Time if they don't ?

Mandates, Laws, and any other thingy leaders put out, are only as good as those that will follow them.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @4    2 weeks ago

From all reports, first responders are already overloaded.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
5  Paula Bartholomew    2 weeks ago

I just know that the more that get infected lessens my chance of not getting sick on the few occasions I do have to go out.  Selfish pricks, all of them.

 
 
 
Kavika
6  Kavika     2 weeks ago

Florida had another 6563 cases with 48 deaths yesterday.

 
 
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