Florida grapples with Delta COVID-19 case surge


Lines of cars on Monday were backed up at some COVID-19 testing sites in Florida, as the Delta variant sweeps through the American South grappling with the highest one-day total of infections since the start of the pandemicOne Florida county health official said the new surge is the largest yet.“These are the longest lines I have seen. Surely what is motivating this is what we are seeing media -- rising COVID cases across the country, across the states, across the county.”U.S. officials say Florida faces one of the worst outbreaks in the nation.Government health data shows it now has about a quarter of those Americans hospitalized by the disease.The head of the state’s hospital association said the current surge saw hospitalizations skyrocket from 2,000 a day, to 10,000 in less than a month. That breaks a previous record.Deaths, however, have remained well below the last peak.Meanwhile, Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis has resisted mask or vaccine mandates.Earlier this year, the Republican-controlled state limited local officials’ ability to impose COVID restrictions and last week, DeSantis issued an executive order barring schools from mandating masks in the classroom, as students return this month.Other states across the south, like Arkansas and Louisiana, are following Florida’s trend in hospitalizations, and could eventually break their state records.It's prompted Democratic Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards to reinstate an indoor mask mandate.To curb the crisis, top government and health officials continue to urge Americans to get vaccinated.Read more Spirit Airlines cancels 277 flights in ONE DAY leaving thousands of passengers stranded over ‘operational challenges’ https://www.the-sun.com/news/3400382/spirit-airlines-cancels-277-flights-in-one-day/The Sun newspaper brings you the latest breaking news videos and explainers from the UK and around the worldBecome a Sun Subscriber and hit the bell to be the first to knowRead The Sun: http://www.thesun.co.uk Like The Sun on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesun/ Follow The Sun on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSun Subscribe to The Sun on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/The_Sun/1633225139 #Florida #Covid19 #DeltaSurge

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Lebanon on Sunday marks the two-year anniversary of its popular uprising when demonstrators took to the streets against government corruption and austerity measures in the biggest protest movement the country has seen in years.🔔 Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YTen 🔴 LIVE - Watch FRANCE 24 English 24/7 here: https://f24.my/YTliveEN🌍 Read the latest International News and Top Stories: https://www.france24.com/en/Like us on Facebook: https://f24.my/FBen Follow us on Twitter: https://f24.my/TWen Discover the news in pictures on Instagram: https://f24.my/IGen

CBS Weekend News, October 16, 2021 Breaking News

Supply chain disruptions in the U.S. are fueling record-high prices for everyday items. As prices soar and shelves empty, experts warn that low-income Americans and small businesses will be left most vulnerable. Lilia Luciano reports; Volunteers of TOU…

Russian film crew return to earth after filming for the world’s first movie in orbit Videos

The crew of a Soyuz space capsule safely disembarked onto the steppes of Kazakhstan on Sunday.The craft, carrying Russian actor Yulia Peresild and film director Klim Shipenko, who returned to Earth after filming scenes for the world's first movie in orbit - left the International Space Station (ISS) earlier on Sunday. It's a project the Kremlin said would help burnish the nation’s space glory.Subscribe to the Evening Standard on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7RQon_YwCnp_LbPtEwW65w?sub_confirmation=1

President of Mexico Denies Having Interest in Adopting Bitcoin as Legal Tender Breaking News

mexicoThe President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, denied having any interest in adopting cryptocurrencies as legal tender in the country. The statements, offered in a press conference in the National Palace this week, also confirmed that the Mexican government will keep dealing with the financial matters of the country in a traditional and orthodox […]

Candlelit vigil held in honour of MP Sir David Amess Videos

Hundreds of people attended a candlelit vigil in memory of MP Sir David Amess, who was stabbed to death while meeting constituents.Crowds carrying lanterns and candles gathered in darkness at Belfairs sports ground in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex on Saturday to honour Sir David, who was killed the day before.Continue reading: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/leighonsea-essex-people-southend-basildon-b960882.htmlSubscribe to the Evening Standard on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7RQon_YwCnp_LbPtEwW65w?sub_confirmation=1

Coronavirus in numbers: UK records 148 more deaths Videos

The Government said a further 148 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Saturday, bringing the UK total to 138,527.Subscribe to the Evening Standard on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7RQon_YwCnp_LbPtEwW65w?sub_confirmation=1

Man arrested on suspicion of murdering MP is further detained Videos

A 25 year old man arrested on suspicion of murdering MP Sir David Amess has been further detained under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 and is in custody at a London police station.The name the police have for the suspect is Ali Harbi Ali, the PA news agency understands.Continue reading: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/sir-david-amess-ali-harbi-stabbing-b960885.htmlSubscribe to the Evening Standard on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7RQon_YwCnp_LbPtEwW65w?sub_confirmation=1

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The “voice” of 11-year-old Linda O’Keefe goes viral in the search for her killer. “48 Hours” contributor Tracy Smith reports.