Florida sees massive rise in new COVID-19 cases to almost 9000 in today's Florida Health Department report

Jun 26, 2020 in "The Walt Disney Company"

The Florida Department of Health has just released new COVID-19 numbers showing a huge increase in new cases yesterday.

8933 new cases were reported, up from around 5000 for the previous few days. Today's numbers set a new record for the most new cases by a significant margin, the previous record was 5463. The state's death toll climbed by 33 to 3366.

In related news and in response to the rise in COVID-19 in the area, Apple has closed its two closest retail stores to Walt Disney World effective today, at Mall at Millenia and Florida Mall. Both stores are located about 12 miles from Disney Springs.

Disney reiterated yesterday that it still plans to be reopening the Magic Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom on July 11, with EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios following soon after on July 15.

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Article Posted: Jun 26, 2020 / 10:39m ET
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lazyboy97o1 hour ago

It’s not dead people who are filling up hospitals. It’s not anywhere close to the same. If everyone is severely limiting person-to-person contact then when one does have to have contact they are interacting with people who have also limited their interactions. Self-isolating is pointless if you’re dependent on people who are hanging out at the bar every night.

oceanbreeze771 hour ago

1000 deaths on a Monday is not good.

MisterPenguin1 hour ago

The USA... Thanksgiving with 20 people is so much more important than overloading the hospitals of 17 states... so many of them 'red.'

MisterPenguin1 hour ago

Well, greater Miami area, you're doing well... comparatively. But look at that panhandle, bubba... 515180

DCBaker2 hours ago

Polkadotdress3 hours ago

Also snowbirds, who consider Florida their temporary residence from NOV-MAR each year.

Polkadotdress3 hours ago

I am a perpetually happy, “GO TEAM” kind of person.

Patcheslee3 hours ago

I thought it may have something to do with workers that don't hold FL residency when they first started reporting. Like cruise workers, seasonal, ect. Now I'm not so sure.

ParkerLoLs4 hours ago

Louder for the folks in the front. I'd say the back but they're usually in the front.

Sirwalterraleigh4 hours ago

...how “vivacious” are we talking? 🤪 To have a boogeyman to blame...I would guess. Having more “outs” when you’re incompetent always helps

techgeek5 hours ago

... and people wonder why we had to keep dragging politics into this thread. 🙄

GoofGoof5 hours ago

Back in the “this is just a NY problem” phase when all of the cases in FL were blamed on New Yorkers coming into the state.

JoeCamel5 hours ago

Cosigned. That is how I understand it as well.

techgeek5 hours ago

I don’t have a source to cite, but I seem to remember back in the beginning there was an implication it was so the state could present the better looking lower ‘resident’ number. Our Governor didn’t want to ‘own’ non-resident deaths. Could have sworn I saw almost that as a quote from him. Of course, that was back when we could still count deaths in the state on two hands, it doesn’t really read well however you cut the numbers now.