Gov. Ron DeSantis’ press secretary Christina Pushaw told The News Service of Florida on Friday there is no need to keep issuing the daily reports.
“COVID-19 cases have significantly decreased over the past year as we have a less than 5% positivity rate, and our state is returning to normal, with vaccines widely available throughout Florida,” Pushaw said in an email.
Thursday’s daily numbers: Florida vaccines, COVID-19 cases, statewide deaths: See the latest Thursday, June 3
The state had already stopped producing its daily updates on COVID-19 infection rates among staff and residents at long-term care facilities.
The daily reports, which listed the names of facilities with infections, were replaced by less-detailed weekly reports.
While Florida is ceasing its daily updates, a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic remains in effect and is scheduled to expire on June 26. DeSantis has indicated that he does not plan to extend it any further.
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