August 5, 2020

Florida surpasses half a million COVID-19 cases

Miami (AFP) – Florida, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus pandemic in the southeastern US, has surpassed half a million cases and now has a death toll of more than 7,600, state health authorities said Wednesday.The Florida Health Department reported only 5,409 new daily cases in its latest count, a considerable drop after recent figures of around 10,000 new infections per day in recent weeks.The number of cases however may have decreased because testing was largely halted during the recent passage of Tropical Storm Isaias.Public testing centers where people could go for a nose swab were cl…

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