Florida Boosts COVID-19 Testing, Sending New-Case Rate To A Record Low

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    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says his state has hit a new record low in the rate of positive test results for COVID-19, as only around 2.5% of nearly 24,000 tests confirmed an infection on Monday. The test results were the most Florida has received in a single day. The governor celebrated the good news, which emerged one day after Florida relaxed shutdown restrictions on restaurants and retail stores in much of the state . “We got 23,884 test results,” DeSantis said at a midday briefing Tuesday. “Out of that massive batch, it only yielded 589 new Florida cases.” “If you look at the percent positive, which is something we track very closely, yesterday’s test results have got to be the lowest percent positive since we’ve been doing any type of major testing,” DeSantis said. The positive news about test results came after Florida reported two notable rises in the day-to-day number of new cases. On Friday, the state’s “weeklong trend of daily totals under 1,000 was broken,” as member station

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