Florida Cases Surge 50% To 110,000 In One Week

The Hill reports:

The number of coronavirus cases in Florida has jumped 50 percent over the past week, officials said Friday, as the state that already makes up a large chunk of the nation’s total cases sees a surge in new infections.

The Florida Department of Health said there were more than 110,000 new cases recorded this week, a jump from the more than 73,000 reported last week. Case numbers have returned to the level seen in January, before widespread distribution of the vaccine.

The governor on Friday announced he had signed an executive order directing state officials to push to “protect parents’ freedom to choose whether their children wear masks” when school starts this fall.

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