Florida has continued its morbid streak of breaking coronavirus records — reporting 9,585 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, the state’s Department of Health confirmed.
Saturday’s tally surpassed Friday’s record-breaking 8,942 cases and brings the Sunshine State’s total of confirmed cases to 132,525, according to the Miami Herald.
There were also 24 new deaths reported Saturday, bringing the statewide death toll to 3,390, the Herald said.
In an attempt to control the resurgence, the state issued an immediate shutdown of alcohol consumption in bars Friday, while Miami moved to close beaches and parks — all just in time for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
However, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has continued to resist making face masks a statewide mandate.
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