Florida continued to record high coronavirus numbers Sunday — adding more than 8,500 new cases to its statewide tally, according to a report.
The Sunshine State logged 8,530 new infections, bringing its total to 141,075 COVID-19 cases, NBC Miami reported.
Sunday’s tally comes just one day after the state set a daily record for new cases with 9,585 infections.
It marked the third day in a row that the state had seen more than 8,500 cases.
Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 43,784 new cases — which accounts for more than 30 percent of the state’s patients since the pandemic began, the outlet reported.
There were also 29 additional deaths reported Sunday, bringing the statewide death toll to 3,419, the report said.
Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday that he still doesn’t plan to issue a statewide order requiring masks — insisting the measure is best handled at the local levels.
But he did call on younger people to wear masks to prevent the spread of the virus to their older family members and others who have underlying medical conditions.
“While this may not be affecting you negatively, you can pass it along to other folks,” he said.
With Post wires
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