Florida Sees Record Deaths As Activist Seeks Billboard

Orlando’s ABC News affiliate reports:

Florida heath officials reported Tuesday the largest single-day increase in COVID-19-related deaths in the state. Officials said 191 new deaths are now linked to coronavirus, bringing Florida’s death toll to 6,240.

The Florida Department of Health also recorded another 9,230 positive test results, with a total number of cases for the state now reaching 441,977.

Florida’s death rate is near the middle compared with other states. Florida’s death rate per 100,000 people was 27.3 as of Monday, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

Creative Loafing Tampa reports:

As the state’s COVID-19 cases skyrocket, Santa Rosa Beach attorney Daniel Uhlfelder is raising funds for a new “DeathSantis” billboard placed outside of the governor’s mansion.

The new billboard will show a picture of the governor, along with the words: Ron DeathSantis: “Killing Florida with his stupidity.”

Uhlfelder, who previously donned a grim reaper costume to protest Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decision to reopen beaches, recently launched a new fundraising website to help raise the necessary funds.