Over 2 Days, 2 Bad Milestones in Florida

Over 2 Days, 2 Bad Milestones in Florida

The 9-year-old boy's death is not a travel-related case and the boy had no close contact with anyone who recently tested positive for Covid-19, according to records.

Florida on Sunday became the second state after California to overtake NY, the worst-hit state at the start of the USA novel coronavirus outbreak, according to a Reuters tally. Over the weekend, Florida surpassed New York State in having the second-highest caseload in the US, trailing only California.

Anyone with questions and concerns about the coronavirus can call the Florida Department of Health's 24-hour hotline at 1-866-779-6121.

New deaths were reported in Alachua, Broward, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Marion, Martin, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Seminole, St. Lucie, Volusia and Walton counties.

According to the latest health records, the 9-year-old boy is the fifth child in Florida to die of Covid-19.

On average, Florida has added more than 10,000 cases a day in July while California has been adding 8,300 cases a day and NY has been adding 700 cases.

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