Florida coronavirus cases rise 960% after lockdown lifted

Florida coronavirus cases rise 960% after lockdown lifted

The number of reported coronavirus cases in Florida has increased by about 960% since the state lifted its stringent quarantine restrictions in early June.

Florida as a whole has seen a rise in the number of cases since the state began its first phase of lifting the lockdown on May 4, according to data compiled by the COVID-19 Tracking Project. As of Friday, August 28, local authorities have recorded a 958 percent increase in new infections since June 3, when local authorities allowed the bars to reopen under certain conditions.

The total number of patients in the state is 623,471 cases. When the first phase of the discovery began, there were only 36,897 coronavirus patients in Florida.