With 1,682 confirmed COVID-19 cases logged in the first 10 days of June, the county is averaging 168 new infections a day — double the average number of daily new cases in April when only essential businesses were open.
While Gov. Ron DeSantis insists the county is unique and state health officials are trying to find out why it is bucking the trend, reports from the Florida Department of Health show that cases have skyrocketed throughout the state since businesses were allowed to reopen last month.
The 11,208 cases that have already been tallied in Florida this month are nearly half of the 22,473 that were reported in the entire month of May. And the numbers are continuing to grow.