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Florida Count of Covid Patients by CDC is wrong, says the Health Department

The Florida Department of Health took to Twitter on Monday to request that the CDC fix its COVID-19 case tracker for the state because it wrongly lumped “MULTIPLE days into one,” causing the Sunday daily case count to skyrocket to the state’s highest level ever. The agency stated that it respects the CDC’s reporting guidelines. On Sunday, the CDC recorded 28,317 new cases, which WSVN stated would be the most confirmed infections in a single day in the state since the epidemic began.

The number was picked up by several media outlets, and the department quickly updated the reports online. In response to a report in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, “Wrong again. The number of cases @CDCgov released for Florida today is incorrect. They combined MULTIPLE days into one. We anticipate CDC will correct the record.”On Sunday, the health department reported 15,319 instances, with a three-day average of 18,795. The CDC did not immediately respond to a Fox News inquiry about the matter sent after hours. Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, has urged vaccinations but has stated that he will not impose statewide mask laws or business closures. Cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have all increased throughout the state.

Due to his leadership during the crisis and his refusal to resort to the economy-killing lockdowns seen in other states, DeSantis is considered by supporters as a sure-fire presidential candidate. His critics claim he has been irresponsible, citing the recent growth of the disease in the state as proof. DeSantis’ decision to prohibit mask regulations in schools has sparked the most current uproar in Florida. The governor’s office warned that superintendents and school board members who compelled students to wear face masks in school would risk fines or have their pay withdrawn, according to Fox Business.

The State Board of Education’s goal in enforcing any financial penalties for noncompliance with state law regarding these rules, and ultimately the rights of parents to make decisions about their children’s education and health care, would be to narrowly tailor any financial penalties to the offence committed.

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