COVID-19 Update June 2nd

While Brazil and Russia continue to struggle with spikes in new cases, the rate of increase slowed considerably Monday, producing the fewest new cases in five days. Right now, worldwide there are 6,383,825 cases, 377,789 deaths, and 2,920,896 recoveries. In the US, just over 22,000 new cases were reported, we now stand at 1,859,597 cases, 106,927 deaths, and 615,426 recoveries. With over 106,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19, it is the deadliest virus in the United States since the 1918 pandemic.

In Florida, there were 667 new diagnosed cases Monday, making the total number of cases 56,830 and 2,461 deaths. The cases are slightly below the recent average. This comes as the Florida Keys reopened to non-residents for the first time since March. Deaths recorded in the state were also below the recent average with only 9 COVID related deaths reported. 

Florida continues to outperform the country as a whole. We’re the third most populous state but just 9th in total cases and 11th in deaths. The overall positive test rate in Florida remained at 5.5% Monday, that's exactly half of the peak rate of 11%. As a reminder, the newest diagnosed cases are new cases obtained through community spread. This reinforces the importance of adhering to the warnings of public officials including social distancing and wearing masks in public.

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