Orlando, Fla. (AP) -Florida recorded 21,683 new Covit-19 cases, the state’s highest one-day total since the outbreak began, according to federal health data released Saturday, whose theme park resorts are once again asking visitors to wear masks inside.
The state has become the new national hub for the virus, accounting for one-fifth of all new cases in the United States
Republican Florida Gov. Ron Desantis opposed the mandatory mask orders and vaccine requirements, and with the state legislature, local authorities are less capable of imposing restrictions to prevent the spread of Govt-19. Desantis on Friday banned school districts from requiring students to wear masks when classes resume next month.
The latest numbers were recorded on Friday and released at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday Website. Statistics show how fast the number of cases is increasing in the state of Sunshine: One day ago, Florida registered 17,093 new daily cases. The previous peak in Florida was 19,334 cases reported on January 7, before the availability of vaccines became widespread.
The Florida Hospitals Association said Friday that statewide Covid-19 hospitals were nearing a peak last year, and that the Florida division of Advent Health, one of the state’s largest health organizations, advised not to conduct any more emergency surgeries this week to free up resources. For Covit-19 patients.
Universal Orlando Resort and Sea World became Florida’s latest theme park resorts on Saturday, telling visitors to wear masks back home, with Universal ordering its staff to wear face shields against Covit-19.
All workers at Universal Florida Park began wearing masks on Saturday. The house of Harry Potter and the Discoverable m riders asked visitors to follow federal and local health guidelines by arbitrarily wearing a face mask.
“The health and safety of our guests and team members has always been our priority,” Universal said in a statement.
Health officials announced Friday that corona virus cases in Florida have increased by 50% in the past week, nearing last year’s peak at the COVID-19 hospital in the state.
Sea World posted on its website on Saturday that visitors should follow the recently updated federal recommendations and cover their face indoors.
The change in policy at the theme park resort this week came after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that everyone should wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.
Crosstown rival Walt Disney World began urging staff and guests over the age of 2 to wear the mask on Friday, but it went one step further. The Walt Disney Company said in a statement that all paid and non-union working hours in the United States should be fully vaccinated.
Disney employees who have not already been vaccinated have a 60-day grace period, and those who still work from home must show proof of vaccination before returning. Disney said it was discussing vaccination requirements with the union, and said all new employees should be fully vaccinated before starting work at the company.
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