Florida “Shatters” Daily Record Of New COVID Cases

USA Today reports:

Florida added another 3,207 coronavirus cases Thursday, shattering the previous daily record as the state emerges as an alarming hot spot among places grappling with a resurgence of the disease.

Thursday’s new record topped the 2,783 cases reported just two days earlier by the Florida Department of Health, which had been the third record-setting total in less than a week.

There have been 85,926 coronavirus cases reported in Florida since the outbreak began and 3,061 deaths. The state reported 43 additional COVID-19 deaths Thursday.

Click Orlando reports:

Anyone in Orange County, including within the city limits of Orlando, will be required to wear a face mask beginning this Saturday while out in public under a new mandate by Mayor Jerry Demings.

The county-wide executive order comes as Orange County, along with the rest of Florida, reported a record number of new coronavirus infections Thursday.

Under Demings’ order, “every person working, living, visiting or doing business in Orange County,” will be required to wear face coverings consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, while in any public space.

Mayor Demings is the husband of US Rep. Val Demings, who is reportedly under consideration for Biden’s VP slot. Val Demings is Orlando’s former chief of police and her husband was sheriff of Orange County.