Tampa’s NBC News affiliate reports:
The Florida Department of Health says the number of known cases of COVID-19 in the state rose by 10,059 since yesterday morning as the virus spreads and as more people are tested across the state. The total number of cases in Florida is now 200,111.
The number of Florida resident deaths has reached 3,731, an increase of 29 since Saturday’s update. Another 101 non-residents have also died from COVID-19, according to the Florida Department of Health. Of the 200,111 cases, 197,076 are Florida residents.
Mease Dunedin Hospital, AdventHealth North Pinellas, Morton Plant Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital had reached their maximum ICU bed capacities by Sunday, according to data published by the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA).
The data showed five additional Pinellas County hospitals approached their respective ICU capacities on Sunday, with each reporting fewer than 15 percent of beds available. Overall, about 86 percent of ICU beds in Pinellas County were occupied.
Counties across Florida began to report new COVID-19 cases and related hospital admissions in increasing quantities near the beginning of June, about one month after most regions began to reopen businesses, beaches and other public areas.
#Florida surge isn’t because opened too fast
It’s because we got complacent &/or assumed group socializing was safe
Lockdown isn’t the answer
We need to:
-restrict settings conducive to spread
-protect +65 & high-risk
-daily #’s for #Covid admissions & ICU
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 2, 2020
States w/ highest % positive COVID-19 tests (7-day avg)
1) Arizona: 25.7%.
2) Florida: 17.8%.
3) Nevada: 15.6%.
4) South Carolina: 15.1%.
5) Alabama: 14.5%.
6) Texas: 14.5%.
7) Mississippi: 13.7%.
8) Georgia: 13.4%.
— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) July 4, 2020
Stephen Cooper (the man on the left in this iconic photo) survived 9/11, died of COVID-19.https://t.co/DPNzhBGRmG
— Mike Sisak (@mikesisak) July 4, 2020
Florida man explains to the Grim Reaper how Hunter Biden and Joe Biden brought #coronavirus back from China to America.
Looks like Trump’s ad blitz is definitely “educating” his base.pic.twitter.com/J0fSNmplML
— Grant Stern (@grantstern) July 4, 2020