Florida Department of Health reports additional 3,286 cases of coronavirus total now 103,503

Florida Department of Health reports additional 3,286 cases of coronavirus total now 103,503

The Florida Department of Health has reported an additional 3,286 cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the state total to 103,503. This as a result from its coronavirus shutdown ease,  the state is experiencing a surge of Covid-19 cases, with younger Floridians accounting for a significant number of positive tests
The Florida Department of Health has reported an additional 3,286 cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the state total to 103,503. This as a result from its coronavirus shutdown ease,  the state is experiencing a surge of Covid-19 cases, with younger Floridians accounting for a significant number of positive tests.

Medical experts and elected officials have attributed the rising numbers to a combination of more testing and more social contact as businesses reopen, and in recent weeks, to people's participation in large protests.

In Miami-Dade County, the state's most populous with 2.71 million people, data compiled by researchers at Florida International University shows that the number of positive Covid-19 tests has increased by an average of 35 every day during the past two weeks.

Researchers also found that hospitalizations, intensive care visits and ventilation use have all begun to increase over the past two weeks. Combined with a rise in cases, researchers say, this evidence points to increased community spread.

"Municipalities received guidelines on reopening but they do not have guidelines on when to pull back, which is why it is so critical to monitor the cases closely before the hospitals and ICUs start to have capacity issues -- which is something we have avoided so far in Miami-Dade County," said Dr. Mary Jo Trepka, the head of the epidemiology department.