The Republican had so far refused to initiate a statewide lockdown despite cases of coronavirus there surging to nearly 7,000, with 857 people hospitalized and 85 dead.
But under increasing pressure DeSantis announced a statewide lockdown on Wednesday. Cases of coronavirus in Florida have surged to nearly 7,000, with 857 people hospitalized and 85 dead. Testing in the state at the time of the Superbowl was only for those who had been to certain parts of China. The first confirmed case of coronavirus in Florida was a month later on March 1. The Super Bowl took place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens with 62,000 people in attendance.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail