Georgia and Tennessee insisted upon “re-opening”, and immediately following such saw a spike in COVID-19 deaths. Now according to the Tampa Bay Times, Florida is following in the same pattern, seeing a record number of deaths after “re-opening”.
One day after reopening, Florida recorded a record number of new deaths Tuesday from the novel coronavirus, with 113 fatalities reported, including 11 in the Tampa Bay region.
The new cases bring the state’s total death count to 1,536. Tuesday is the first time since the epidemic took hold in Florida that the state reported more than 100 deaths in a single day.
The broader Tampa Bay area encompassing the seven counties of Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk combined has 196 deaths tied to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.
Overall, the state’s count of confirmed infections rose by 542 Tuesday, bringing the total number to 37,439, of which 3,823 are in the Tampa Bay region.
The jump in deaths seen Tuesday is likely due in part to the state’s data tracking and reporting. Monday morning updates tend to have lower death increases than other days of the week, a Tampa Bay Times analysis has shown. (source)
What else can be said?
There is a pandemic going on. Pandemics happen. They are not fun. However, if one does not want to die, one should consider following what has been told many times.
Stay at home. Stay away from people and public areas. Wear masks.
All pandemic eventually pass. However, one may pass away if one is not careful.
Please be aware of what is happening, and take precautions for your safety.