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Florida sets new infection record

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/13/20, 03:39 am

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.


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Onize Ohikere

Onize is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Abuja, Nigeria.

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  • MikeD
    Posted: Mon, 07/13/2020 10:54 am

    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.

  • HANNAH.
    Posted: Mon, 07/13/2020 09:44 pm

    "Former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson has a perfect name for the mainstream media’s coverage of COVID-19: Panic Porn." https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jun/30/mainstream-media-goes-all-in-with-panic-porn-over-/

  • not silent
    Posted: Tue, 07/14/2020 12:48 pm

    I appreciate the fact that people interpret things differently, and I did NOT view this article as implying that the opening of Disney had caused the increase in test results.  It seemed to me to be pointing out that Disney chose to open DESPITE an increasing number of COVID cases.  

    I live in Florida and have two friends who have had family members DIE from COVID (a third friend in another state had a relative who had COVID and recovered but now has permanent lung damage).  Someone else I know recently took a trip to a COVID hot spot and found out AFER THE FACT that they were in contact with someone who tested positive for the virus.  I don't need "scare tactics" to convince me that the situation is serious.  

    It's true that the media tends to focus on the negative to sell stories, but that doesn't mean everything they say is wrong or an exaggeration.  It's wise to check multiple sources and to pay attention to instructions from local authorities, but I would think Christians of all people would take COVID seriously since it has caused signficant pain and difficulty for thousands of people.  

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    CaptTee
    Posted: Mon, 07/13/2020 03:26 pm

    Why aren't we being told why the 15,299 people were tested?

    Were they tested because they went ot an ER or Urgent Care because they felt sick or were they tested as part of an attempt to find out how many asynotomatic people (non-sick people) have the disease? 

    I couldn't find the total number who have been tested statewide, but I did find the county numbers. In my county, Brevard,

    61,065 or 10.38% of the county population has been tested.

    3,510 or 0.60% of the county population have tested positive. That low number does justify a lockdown or not opening schools.

    57,483 or 94.13% of those tested were negative.

    Source: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/96dd742462124fa0b38ddedb9b25e429 updated about 11 AM daily.

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Tue, 07/14/2020 10:47 am

    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.

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