For the second straight day Saturday (6/27/20) Florida surpassed its previous record for new coronavirus cases reported in one day: 9,585 infections; Sunday another 8,530 positive cases reported. Florida total positive cases to date: 138,500+, with 3,400+ deaths
For comparison in PA, positive cases crept toward 85,000, the eighth-highest in the nation; COVID-10 deaths reported 6,150+ . PA saw new cases dip into the 300s by June 17; after reopening, trending upward over the past 10 days, rising to 600 new cases Friday and 621 Saturday. Western and Central PA had changed to GREEN reopening levels 2-3 weeks ago; Allegheny County (Pittsburgh/Western PA area) accounted for largest increase in cases.
Print news reports PA residents admit to wearing masks > 60% time - mask wearing seen in most TV news/Philly newspaper photos. Various TV/print coverage I've seen of Florida areas shows low mask wearing.
WEAR A MASK! message finally gaining traction by governors in TX, AZ (but not in FL). VP Pense seen in TX wearing a mask at public event this weekend, asking Americans to wear face masks, practice social distancing and stay away from senior citizens to protect them. Karen
NY Times: 6/28/2020
Florida’s Covid Cases Up Fivefold in 2 Weeks: ‘The Numbers Are Scary’
FL Covid-19 database: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/96dd742462124fa0b38ddedb9b25e429