Orlando’s NBC News affiliate reports:
Florida reported another 12,624 coronavirus cases Monday bringing the statewide total to 282,435. Another 35 fatalities were also reported bringing the death toll to 4,277.
The numbers mark a single-day decrease from the record shattering 15,300 new cases Florida had reported on Sunday, but it is still the second-highest single day increase in the state since the pandemic began. Overall state positivity rate now at 10.6% based on all tests to date. The percent positivity for new cases reported Monday was 11.5%.
Because of the increase in cases and the positivity rate, doctors have predicted a rise in deaths, saying the mortality rate usually increases two to four weeks later as some of those infected get sicker and eventually die.
When New York hit 10K of Coronavirus cases Cuomo shut it down…when Florida hit 10K DeSantis allowed ‘em to open Disney World.
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) July 13, 2020
“Floridians are going to die,” @VinGuptaMD says on the continuing surge of coronavirus cases in Florida. “It’s not hard to predict where this is headed. It’s to badness.”
“They have no state level leadership.” pic.twitter.com/ThrBV6aTIx
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 13, 2020
BREAKING: Florida’s coronavirus cases jump by 12,624, one of the state’s highest daily totals.
Florida currently has 47 hospitals with no available ICU beds and 25 hospitals with just one available ICU bed, officials say. https://t.co/U4C4u8vDDP
— ABC News (@ABC) July 13, 2020