Florida: COVID-19

Cases in Florida rose by 8,530 to 141,075

Florida governor Ron DeSantis says younger people are driving up the Covid-19 numbers in his state. “You’re seeing it in those groups who are less at risk, but you’re seeing them test positive at much higher rates,” DeSantis said. “I think [ages] 25 to 34 has been pretty close to 20%.” The number of coronavirus cases in Florida rose by 8,530 to 141,075 on Sunday, according to the state’s health department. Miami-Dade county reported more than 2,000 new cases for the first time. The news comes one day after the state established a daily record for new cases with 9,585 reported on Saturday.