Florida Breaks Record At 15,000 Coronavirus Cases In A Day

Headline Roundup July 13th, 2020

Florida reported 15,000 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases on Sunday, breaking a new record for highest cases in one day. As of Sunday, the U.S. reported more than 3.3 million cases and at least 135,205 deaths.

Coverage of Florida's case numbers remained consistent across all sides of the political spectrum. Some right-rated outlets noted that while Florida's numbers are high, they are better equipped with medical resources than fellow virus hotspot New York City. Some left-rated outlets analyzed Florida's handling of the cases, noting how the mayor consistently puts a positive spin on the rising cases while ignoring the toll it is taking on state hospitals.

Florida Breaks Record At 15,000 Coronavirus Cases In A Day

From the Center
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More than a third of U.S. states reported record highs in average new Covid-19 cases as deaths across the U.S. gradually rise, according to a CNBC analysis of data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Across the U.S., 19 states saw new cases reach daily records on Sunday, based on an average over the previous seven days, according to the data. That includes Texas, Georgia and Florida, the last of which reported a shattering 15,300 new cases on Sunday. CNBC uses a seven-day trailing average to smooth out spikes in...

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From the Left
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Florida on Sunday reported more than 15,000 new coronavirus cases, smashing the daily record reported by any single state and once again putting an international spotlight on a place that does not have the virus under control.

The eye-popping topline figure does come with some caveats.

The Florida Department of Health received 135,992 results from people who have never been tested before, and 15,299 of those tests came back positive for Covid-19. The positivity rate of new infections was 11.25 percent, which is at least a two-week low and down...

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From the Right
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The World Health Organization has been criticized for spreading China’s misinformation on COVID-19 and we asked one of the organization’s experts if there should be consequences.

John Nosta, who is a member of the Google Health Board, in addition to his work with the WHO, sat down with Daily Caller White House Correspondent Anders Hagstrom to talk the rising COVID-19 numbers in the U.S., as well as the cause of past outbreaks.

President Donald Trump and others have argued the rising numbers in Florida, Texas and other southwestern states are...

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