DeSantis Downplays Spike In New Florida COVID Cases

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports:

A flood of new coronavirus cases this month comes from expanded testing of younger people who won’t wind up in hospitals or die from the disease, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday. By pointing to more testing in agricultural communities, workplaces and among millennials who get swabbed at CVS, the governor downplayed reports of 1,000 new cases counted on nine out of the past 10 days.

“We are seeing people testing positive way more who are 25 to 45 than two months ago,” he said in a news conference at the University of Miami in Coral Gables. “But they are not in high-risk groups that end up in hospitals. These are people by and large without symptoms.” Florida health officials on Friday said 1,902 people tested positive for COVID-19 over the previous day. You have to go back to March 30 to count as many people diagnosed with infections on a single day.