by Fadel Allassan/Axios
Florida reported 15,299 confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday — a new single-day record for any state, according to its health department.
The big picture: The figure shatters both Florida’s previous record of 11,458 new cases and the single-state record of 11,694 set by California last week, according to AP. It also surpasses New York’s daily peak of 11,571 new cases in April, and comes just a day after Disney World reopened in Orlando.
Worth noting: More than a dozen states have reported new highs for daily case numbers this week.
- The country’s alarming rise in cases isn’t just due to increased testing — particularly where the number of cases has grown fastest over the last month, Axios’ Andrew Witherspoon and Caitlin Owens report.
CNN: Take 2 minutes to watch at 1.25 speed on the dial. A group of 16 friends went out to a crowded Florida bar to celebrate a birthday have all tested positive for coronavirus. They’re telling CNN’s Chris Cuomo that it was too soon to be around large crowds, and going out without a mask was a mistake. Many people who were at the same venue have texted them and said they also got extremely ill with similar symptoms/test results. — June 17, 2020