Covid Is Still A Thing: Spike in Florida Coronavirus Cases For Third Consecutive Day. Covid-19 Hospitalizations Nearly Double Across New York City

Spike in Florida Coronavirus Cases For Third Consecutive Day: 4,041 Cases in last 72 Hours – NBC 6 South Florida

  • More than 1,300 new COVID-19 cases and 53 virus-related deaths were reported in Florida Friday
  • 4,041 new cases have been reported in Florida in the last 72 hours
  • Miami-Dade and Broward have 1,127 virus-related deaths combined

Florida saw a big jump in its tally of positive coronavirus cases for a third day in a row Friday, with a total of 4,041 new cases being reported in the last 72 hours.

The state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases increased by more than 1,300 Friday, as 53 new virus-related deaths were reported.

With 1,305 new COVID-19 cases, the state’s total rose to 61,488, according to figures released by the Florida Department of Health. On Thursday, 1,419 new cases had been added, and on Wednesday there had been 1,317 new cases.

Another 53 new deaths related to the virus were also confirmed Friday, bringing the state’s death toll to 2,660.

Covid-19 hospitalizations nearly double across New York City

New York City is seeing nearly double the amount of people in Covid-19 hospital admissions, Mayor Bill de Blasio said during Friday’s news conference, referring to the number as “meaningful movement.”

At least 84 people were admitted to hospitals across the city as of June 3, the mayor said, up from 48 admissions reported the day before.

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ICU admissions were at 344 Wednesday, which is below the city’s goal of 400, de Blasio said.

The percentage of people that are testing positive for Covid-19 is at 4% and that number is “very good,” de Blasio said.


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