(NCF) Epidemiologist breaks down the spike in cases in Florida

From SNNtv, July 17, 2020

SARASOTA – The number don’t lie….Florida has seen a more than tenfold increase in average daily cases since the state reopened in May. The death rate may be steadily going down but, on Thursday Florida broke its record with 156 deaths reported in a single day. And this past weekend shattered it single-day case count by reporting 15,000 new cases.

Leaving some to question Gov. Ron DeSantis choice in opening the state rather early in the pandemic.
“By doing that particularly when the cases are rising and then relaxing some of the limitations has caused for a larger spike.” said Kristopher Fennie. “Particularly people gathering.”

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