Anti-mask protesters gather in Florida as coronavirus records are broken

Coronavirus update

  • Coronavirus update: Florida recorded a record 15,300 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, which is the most reported in a single day by one state since the pandemic began.
  • Meanwhile, anti-mask activists gathered for a protest against mask requirements as a grilled cheese bar in Windermere, Florida on Saturday, a day before the record was announced.
  • Disney World also reopened in Orlando, just as the COVID-19 surge was reaching new heights.

This weekend, Florida blew past New York’s previous record of more than 12,000 daily confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus with a stunning 15,300 cases of its own. That’s by far the most cases that any US state has reported in a single day since the pandemic began about four months ago, and it came hours after Florida announced that close to 7,000 patients are currently hospitalized throughout the state with COVID-19. But, because everything is terrible, so-called anti-mask activists decided this weekend would be a good time to hold a rally.

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