Florida reported over 21,000 new constructive COVID-19 infections on Friday, the best single-day improve in infections for the reason that starting of the pandemic, in keeping with statistics from the CDC.
The state reported 21,683 instances on Friday, breaking its earlier document of 19,334 reported in January.
Presently, 61 p.c of the state’s eligible inhabitants is vaccinated in keeping with the newest report from the Florida Division of Well being.
Amidst the state’s spike in instances, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis banned faculty districts from requiring college students and employees to put on masks by government order on Friday.
DeSantis’ order got here simply days after the CDC beneficial that each one college students and employees put on masks at school after they return this fall.
“If you happen to hearken to among the stuff that’s being percolated across the CDC, there’s a motion to attempt to impose extra restrictions on the American folks,” mentioned DeSantis, talking at an unrelated press occasion on Friday, in keeping with the Orlando Sentinel.
“And I simply need to say in Florida, there will probably be no lockdowns. There will probably be no faculty closures. There will probably be no restrictions or mandates within the state of Florida.”
DeSantis has additionally banned companies from requiring prospects to point out proof of vaccination.