FL Reports 17K Cases As Trump Hails Lack Of Lockdown

The Orlando Sentinel reports:

Florida’s resident death toll from coronavirus rose to 21,135 with the addition of 140 more reported fatalities on Saturday, while also adding 17,042 more positive COVID-19 cases to bring the total to 1,264,588.

With a population of about 21.5 million, about one in 17 people in the state have now been infected. That number is closer to one in 18 nationally and one in 98 worldwide.

It’s important to note the Florida Department of Health did not post a Christmas Day update. This means Saturday’s report is combined with what would have been Friday’s update.