The Florida Department of Health has reported that the state has set another record of new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday’s update.
According to the FDOH, 9,585 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, along with 24 coronavirus-related deaths The latest increase in positive cases in Florida comes after a week of record-breaking numbers in the state and across the entire nation.
Like the state, Osceola unfortunately set another record according to FDOH’s Saturday update, with 165 new cases. That brings Osceola’s total number of reported positive COVID-19 cases since March to 1,649, 1,597 of them being Florida residents.
The new cases bring the total number of cases in Florida to 132,545 with 3,390 deaths.
With the skyrocketing number of new cases in Florida, an emphasis has once again been placed on the use of face coverings and social distancing. On Friday, Florida bar owners were notified via a tweet by the Department of Business & Professional Regulation that they were to stop selling alcohol at their establishments. Bar owners, many of whom had just recently reopened their businesses following a state-mandated shutdown, were n0t pleased by the news, but the move was far from a surprise given the surge of positive cases of COVID-19 across the state in recent days.