NEWS: State of Florida Has Surpassed One Million Positive Cases

Nationwide, states are continuing to see upward trends in positive case rates, prompting local leadership to potentially revisit or tighten down on advisories and mandates.

New face mask sign at the entrance to Animal Kingdom

While the state of California is seeing another rise in cases that prompted a new stay-home order as well as the shutdown of dining at Los Angeles County restaurants, the state of Florida is also reaching a new milestones.

According to an updated case summary released on December 1st, the state of Florida has officially surpassed one million confirmed positive COVID cases. Specifically, the grand total for positive cases in Florida as of December 1st is 1,008,166.

Florida Beaches

Florida is now the third state in the U.S. to surpass one million confirmed cases, following Texas and California. According to the latest data from those two states, Texas currently as 1,264,624 confirmed cases, while California has a total of 1,225,189 confirmed cases.

Magic Kingdom Entrance

Despite this milestone being reached, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis noted earlier this week that there will be “no lockdowns, no fines, no school closures.”  In that same press conference, DeSantis praised Florida theme parks including Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld at curbing the spread of the virus while continuing to operate.

Universal Orlando Resort

We will continue to keep you up-to-date with all the latest news coming out of Florida and California as theme parks continue their phased reopening.

Click here to read about Los Angeles County’s new stay-at-home order, which went into effect yesterday.

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