The US exceeds 6 million infections, but Florida receives encouraging news

COVID-19 Cases Return to Pre-Rebound Levels in Florida Florida started the week with 1,885 new daily cases of COVID-19, the lowest number...

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  • COVID-19 Cases Return to Pre-Rebound Levels in Florida
  • Florida started the week with 1,885 new daily cases of COVID-19, the lowest number since June 15.
  • The US exceeds 6 million COVID-19 infections.

Florida started the week with 1,885 new daily cases of COVID-19, the lowest number since June 15 in This status, on a day when classes began in public schools in many counties, such as Miami-Dade, where for now they are all virtual and there were some technical problems.

The rate of positive cases in the tests recorded today was 5.57%, one of the lowest values ​​since more than 15 days ago they were below 10%.

With the 1,885 new cases and 68 more deaths from COVID-19, 623,471 people have been infected with coronavirus in Florida, of which 11,331 have died (11,187 residents and 144 non-residents).

Across the country, the 6 million cases of COVID-19 have been exceeded this Monday, according to the count carried out by Johns Hopkins University.

In Florida, there have been 38,495 hospital admissions for COVID-19 since March 1 and there are currently 3,735 people hospitalized for this reason, 682 of them in Miami-Dade and 425 in Broward, the two Florida counties most affected by the pandemic.

Of the 68 deaths counted today, 34 were in Miami-Dade and one in Broward, and of the new cases, 351 were in the first of those counties and 171 in the second.

Both districts are for now exempted from the order of the state supervisor of Education, Richard Corcoran, to open classrooms for face-to-face classes five days a week, a directive launched by the Donald Trump administration.

Florida: COVID-19 Cases Drop to Pre-Rebound Levels

Florida: COVID-19 cases decline to pre-rebound levels – Photo: ShutterStock

Outbreaks in schools

According to the new website The Covid Monitor, which records COVID-19 outbreaks in schools across the country since the beginning of face-to-face classes, in Florida there have already been 1,378 confirmed cases and 416 are pending confirmation.

Florida: COVID-19 Cases Drop to Pre-Rebound Levels

The Miami-Dade opening of the 2020-2021 school year was marked by technical problems that affected student access to the platform for virtual learning launched by the school district.

The same thing happened in Palm Beach County, also in southeastern Florida.

The superintendent of Miami-Dade Public Schools, Alberto Carvalho, indicated that the problem lies between the data center and the provider and not on the platform and assured that it will be resolved soon, although just in case users will be sent a alternative link to the portal.

“The problem has been identified and our staff is working diligently to resolve it. We appreciate your patience, ”reads a tweet from the school district.

Carvalho, who showed how public school teachers give classes by videoconference from an empty classroom, was confident in being able to advance the start of face-to-face classes to “mid-September at the latest.”

Casinos and restaurants recover activity

In addition to the class meeting, in Miami-Dade, which accumulates 156,910 infections and 2,437 deaths since March 1, the casinos reopened this Monday, although with limited capacity and restrictions on the service of drinks and food.

After being closed since the end of March, they reopened in June, but due to the sharp increase in cases that occurred in the middle of that month, they were forced to close again.

The same happened with the restaurants, although they were allowed to continue serving the public on terraces and patios and prepare take out food.

Florida: COVID-19 Cases Drop to Pre-Rebound Levels

Florida: COVID-19 cases decline to pre-rebound levels – Photo: ShutterStock

From today they can open their dining rooms to 50% of their capacity and with measures to prevent contagion, a maximum of six people per table, mandatory use of masks when they are not eating and open doors and air ventilation systems on.

In the county, a curfew that begins at 10 p.m. is still in effect, but, according to the mayor of the county, Carlos Giménez, it could start later as of next weekend.

US exceeds 6 million COVID-19 infections

The United States, the country most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, surpassed 6 million COVID-19 infections on Monday, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University.

As of 12:15 p.m. EST, the U.S. had 6,002,615 confirmed coronavirus cases and 183,203 deaths.

Brazil, with 3,862,311 infections; India, with 3,621,245; and Russia, with 992,402, follow the US when it comes to cases.

Among the ten countries in the world most affected by the pandemic are also Peru, with 639,435 infected; Colombia, with 607,904; Mexico, with 595,841; and Spain, with 439,286.

Regarding the deceased, the second nation with the most deaths in the world is Brazil, with 120,828; ahead of India, with 64,469; Mexico, with 64,158; the United Kingdom, with 41,588; Italy, with 35,477; France, with 30,611; Spain, with 29,011; and Peru, with 28,607.

Within the US, the states with the most cases are California, with 706,731 confirmed cases; Texas, with 629,680; Florida, with 623,471; and New York, with 434,100.

Florida: COVID-19 Cases Drop to Pre-Rebound Levels

The highest number of deaths is recorded by New York, the former epicenter of the pandemic in the US and the world, with 32,951; and it is followed by neighboring New Jersey, with 15,937; California, 12,939; and Texas, with 12,683.

The provisional death toll -183,203- has already far exceeded the lower limit of the initial estimates of the White House, which in the best of cases projected between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths due to the pandemic.

The president, Donald Trump, lowered those estimates and was confident that the final figure would be between 50,000 and 60,000 deaths, although later he predicted up to 110,000 deaths, a number that has also been exceeded.

For its part, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluations (IHME) of the University of Washington, whose models for predicting the evolution of the pandemic are often set by the White House, calculates that for the presidential elections of November 3 The US will have exceeded 255,000 deaths and by December 1, 310,000.

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