Florida set a new record of coronavirus cases after the state reported its highest number of infections in a single day. State health officials said there were 11,400 new cases reported on Saturday.
A sheriff in Clay County, Florida has a message for violent protesters: “Lawlessness, that’s unacceptable in this country, that’s unacceptable in Clay County.”
Florida set a new record of daily coronavirus cases after it reported more than 10,000 new infections this week. The state’s Department of Health has confirmed there were 10,108 new cases reported in the state on Wednesday, along with 68 deaths.
A Florida sheriff plans to deputize every lawful gun owner in the county amid ongoing nationwide protests. On Tuesday, Sheriff Darryl Daniels released a video discussing his stance towards violence seen in recent protests.
As businesses reopen nationwide amid the ongoing pandemic, Sunbelt states are seeing a rise in positive coronavirus cases.
Texas and Florida have reimposed some coronavirus restrictions as case numbers continue to rise. Governor Greg Abbott ordered all bars in the state to close by noon on Friday and will be requiring restaurants to reduce their operating capacity back to 50%.
A restaurant owner in Tampa, Florida is being met with backlash after deeming his restaurant a “safe harbor” for police officers. One America’s Caitlin Sinclair has more from New York.
As national polling data raises questions about who will win the presidency in November, analysts turn to Florida to see just how much of a swing state it is going to be this year. One America’s Chanel Rion has more from Washington.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has said his state will continue reopening its economy, despite a reported uptick in new coronavirus cases. On Wall to Wall, Greta spoke with Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez about the increase in cases likely due to ramped up testing.