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Florida sets new infection record


Guests wear masks as required to attend the official reopening day of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World on Saturday. Associated Press/Photo by Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel

Florida sets new infection record

The day after parts of Walt Disney World in Orlando reopened to the public, Florida reported 15,299 people tested positive for the coronavirus. Sunday’s numbers mark the highest single-day increase in infections in a single state, topping California’s previous daily record of 11,694 on Wednesday.

How are other countries faring? In India, which has the third-highest number of confirmed cases after the United States and Brazil, authorities imposed a weeklong lockdown in the southern technology hub of Bangalore that will start on Tuesday. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday reimposed a ban on alcohol sales, made face masks mandatory, and reinstated a nightly curfew, as daily infections continue to rise in his country. In the Eastern European nation of Croatia, authorities made it mandatory to wear masks in stores beginning on Monday.

Dig deeper: Read Dr. Charles Horton’s report on claims of a COVID-19 cure out of Texas.


Onize Ohikere

Onize is WORLD's Africa reporter. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and earned a journalism degree from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Onize resides in Abuja, Nigeria.

@onize_ohiks

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NEWS2ME

I agree. Did they test people leaving Disney? Did they scan people entering Disney?

Did the people say, "We went to Disney so we better get tested."?

There is probably free testing offered by the media so they can up the count of people infected.

The media needs to keep the scare going until they get Trump out of the WH.

My family might test positive because we didn't wear masks in the beginning. And we have to shop for special needs products and stuff that isn't on the shelves in many stores. So we are exposed almost daily even though we try to take precautions. Sometimes I forget the extra wipe and forget to wash hands when getting home. But we won't be going to the doctor to find out unless forced to do so. 

I wonder if they will test people who go to vote.

MIKED

It surprises me that you juxtapose the opening of Disney World with the daily COVID test results, as if the former might be a cause of the latter. Intentional or not, this is the same as the scare tactics the mainstream media use.