Florida is reporting 21,683 new cases of Covid-19, the highest number ever since the pandemic started says the CDC.
The sunshine state has become ground zero for the highly contagious delta variant, accounting for 1 in 5 of all new Covid cases.
Once heralded as a hero, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has resisted imposing mask mandates and vaccine requirements. On Friday, the governor stopped school districts from mandating students to wear masks.
Worse case scenario projections are estimating daily cases to peak at 90,000 and daily deaths to reach 175.
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