Florida, which has been one of the first u.s. States to get out of its confinement, reported Tuesday a record number of deaths related to the sars coronavirus on one day.
The health authorities of this State of the south-eastern United States have announced 132 deaths and more than 9,000 new cases in the last 24 hours.
This brings the total balance of the Florida, one of the epicenters of the current pandemic of COVID-19 in the country, more than 4400 people dead and 290 000 cases reported.
Its governor, republican Ron DeSantis was one of the first in the United States, the beginning of may, to relax the containment and opening of its economy, highly dependent on the tourism industry.
A decision too early last week by the immunologist Anthony Fauci, a prominent member of the crisis cell’s presidential on the coronavirus, in a rare personal criticism against the governor.
He defended himself, claiming to be supported at the time on the statistics available.
He had to partially walk back at the end of June by ordering a near-closure of the bars, but the number of infections has since continued to grow in Florida, as in other States in the south and west of the country.
The city of Jacksonville, Florida, will host the end of August the national convention of the republican party, which will formally induct Donald Trump for the presidential election in November.
This large gathering was originally planned in North Carolina before the democratic governor of that State does not wish to impose restrictions in the application of the recommendations of health authorities.