COVID-19 cases in Florida have totaled 49,451 since March 1 and the deaths are 2,190, according to health authorities.

Florida, in United States, is approaching the 50 thousand confirmed cases of COVID-19 after registering 976 new ones in the last 24 hours and more than 1,200 this Thursday, but the reopening of the state stretches and some will even venture to do their first trips on the long weekend ahead.

COVID-19 cases have totaled 49,451 since March 1 and the deaths are 2,190, with 44 counted from Thursday to today.

At the same time that these figures from the Health Department were revealed, which show that the new coronavirus continues to cause pain and death in Florida, it became known about new sectors and spaces that will open in the coming days, such as the beaches of Miami and Miami-Beach. .

Where people live closer

The Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, he said at a press conference in the city of Jacksonville (Northeast of the state) that “as the state reactivates again”, nursing homes and prisons “have become the outbreaks of contagion of the virus ”.

Positive cases are maintained in residences, prisons and communities where the population lives much closer, such as that of Immokalee (Southwest Florida), ”said the Governor, who was accompanied by Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry.

DeSantis gave the green light to the opening of the summer camps and the resumption of team sports so that “the children have a summer relatively normal“Although he said that it will be the organizations, local governments and parents who will make the final decision in this regard.

We cannot live in perpetual quarantine and we have to let children be children for the summer and to reopen the economy, “said the mayor curry.

The governor also reviewed the situation of the theme parks, which represent one of the main sources of employment for many Floridians, after the announcement of Universal Studio that it plans a reopening for early June.

The Legoland theme park announced this Friday that it will reopen to the public on June 1 at 50 percent of its capacity and with special measures to prevent infections.

County Miami-Dade announced that it plans to proceed to the opening of the beaches and hotels on June 1, after a meeting that took place this Friday between Mayor Carlos Giménez and local administrators.

Both the city of Miami and Miami Beach entered Phase 1 of the reopening this Monday, which began in most of Florida on May 4, but it will not be until Wednesday of next week when the restaurants are reopened facing the public.

Before, Floridians and all Americans will celebrate this Monday the Memorial day, the national day of those killed in combat, which is celebrated on the last Monday of May and gives rise to a long weekend that is used to travel and celebrate spring.

According to American Automobile Association (AAA), last year 43 million people traveled outside their habitual residence, but this year it is estimated “a smaller number of trips due to the virus”.

A bridge that is ahead of summer

AAA announced in a statement that there are some reports that “fewer people will be on the road compared to past years.”

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to recommend that the population avoid “any non-essential trip”In order to control the spread of the virus.

In Florida this will be the first weekend that the entire state will be in phase 1 for economic recovery.

The last to join were the southern counties of Miami-Dade and Broward, the two most affected by the pandemic and that, to date, accumulate 16,522 and 6,580 detected cases, of which 614 and 286 have been fatal.

With information from EFE