The Florida Department of Health reported in its report Saturday that coronavirus cases rose to 480,028 among residents of the state and elsewhere, after a day of 9,642 new infections. The total number of deaths from COVID-19 in the state of the sun reached 7,022 with 179 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
In Miami-Dade, there are 121,207 cases of coronavirus and in Broward 56,797 according to the latest report. Between both counties there are 178,004 cases, being the counties that most concentrate the total number of people infected with coronavirus in all of Florida. The third county with the most coronavirus cases in Palm Beach, with 33,854.
The report indicates that 1,647 people have died due to COVID-19 in Miami-Dade and 742 people have died in Broward.
With the increase in cases, the authorities of Miami-Dade and Broward have tightened the rules of social distancing and in both counties, the use of masks is already mandatory, both in open and closed spaces.
In addition, Miami-Dade again implemented a curfew from 10 pm to 6 am, and in Broward from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am. Mayor Carlos Giménez backed down on the reopening of entertainment venues in the county, and restaurants can only serve at tables in open spaces and with pick-up and home delivery orders.
Giménez also ordered restrictions in several businesses, since July 9, due to the increase in people infected with the virus. Doctors and health specialists have warned that the situation will complicate in the coming weeks and that Miami-Dade is already the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States.
In Florida, 3,684,875 people (out of a population of 21.3 million) have been tested to determine if they are infected with COVID-19, of those 3,199,415 they tested negative.
The recommendation offered by the authorities is that to avoid infections, if the person does not feel well, they should stay home and call the toll-free number of the health center. They also offer a list of places where those with symptoms can be tested.
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