CORAL SPRINGS, FL – It’s official: Florida is now the third state to report more than 1 million Covid-19 cases.

The state added 8,847 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the total to 1,008,166 cases and 18,679 deaths, according to the Florida Department of Health.

Other states with more than 1 million cases are Texas and California.

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The milestone came a day after Gov. Ron DeSantis promised to keep schools open for in-person instruction during the spring semesters. He also pledged not to allow any more shutdowns and declined to issue a state mandate to wear masks.

In other news, in Miami-Dade County, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava has announced that she has tested positive for Covid-19 and has experienced mild symptoms.

Here is the Tuesday report on Covid-19 cases, based on the state health department data:

Coral Springs

Cases: 5,357 (+49)

 

Broward County

Cases: 108,325 (+801)

Deaths: 1,664 (0)

Monday’s positivity: 7.11%

 

Florida

Cases: 1,008,166 (+8,847)

Deaths: 18,679 (+82)

Monday’s positivity rate: 8.69%

 

Our latest Covid-19-Related headlines:

New Public Covid-19 Testing Site Opens in Coral Springs

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Coral Springs And Covid-19. Here We Go Again.

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