Florida once again breaks single-day record with more than 9,500 new COVID-19 cases

DOH reports more than 3,000 new cases in Tampa Bay
Posted at 11:50 AM, Jun 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-27 18:06:37-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida once again broke its single-day record of new coronavirus cases on Saturday morning. This time, the state saw 9,585 new COVID-19 cases, according to new numbers from the Florida Department of Health (DOH).

Florida's total number of positive coronavirus cases is 132,545 as of Saturday morning, according to DOH. The new numbers broke Friday's single-day record, which was 8,942 new coronavirus cases.

Saturday's update in coronavirus cases also shows the Tampa Bay area is seeing more than 3,000 new cases.

As of Saturday morning, the virus' death toll stands at 3,390 and more than 14,000 have been hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Florida, according to DOH. Of the 132,545 total cases in Florida, 130,092 are state residents and 2,453 are nonresidents.

The recent spike in new cases has prompted the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) to once again suspending the consumption of alcohol on the premises at bars on Friday morning.

Just hours after DBPR's booze ban, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez ordered all beaches in the county to shut down during the Fourth of July weekend.

The shut down goes into effect from Friday, July 3 to Tuesday, July 7, according to Mayor Gimenez. The county will also restrict any gatherings, parades of more than 50 people and the viewing of the fireworks show will be limited.

Despite the spike in cases, Governor Ron DeSantis says there are no plans to issue a statewide mandate to make people wear masks in public places.

"To do police and put criminal penalties on that is something that is probably gonna, would backfire," Gov. DeSantis said during Friday's press conference.