CDC: Florida Sets New Single-Day COVID-19 Record With 46,923 Cases

    New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that Florida has set a new record for single-day COVID-19 positive tests at 46,923. The previous high was 32,874 on Christmas Eve.

    The 7-day moving average of cases is now at 29,479, considerably higher than the peak average during the Delta surge in mid-August of 21,640.

    A new model from the University of Florida suggests that Florida will reach its Omicron peak in February.

    As far as hospitalizations are concerned, there are a total of 3,411 statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations, a 181% increase over two weeks ago. During the peak of the Delta surge, there were 17,121 hospitalizations. In terms of raw numbers, hospitalizations are increasing at a rate at or above August averages at the peak of the Delta surge.

    At Walt Disney World, there have been no changes to guest safety policies. That is, guests are required to wear a mask indoors, but essentially nothing else. By and large, there are no physical distancing markers at the theme parks. Mitigation efforts are at the lowest that they’ve been since the start of the pandemic.

    Although there have been no changes to guest policies, Disney has actually relaxed their policies after a Cast Member has a positive COVID-19 test. In alignment with newly released CDC policies, Disney has lessened the isolation timeframe for Cast Members who have had COVID-19.

    Disney Shortens Cast Member Isolation Period Following Positive COVID-19 Test to Align With CDC Guidelines
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