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Florida Governor Acknowledges COVID-19 Is Spreading Fast

MIAMI — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis acknowledged that the disease is spreading after the state set a national record with more than 15,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported Sunday, but maintained the spike was because of the expansion of testing.

“We have to address the virus with steady resolve. We can’t get swept away in fear. We have to understand what is going on, understand that we have a long road ahead but we also have to understand that within the context of the moment,” he said Monday during a Miami press conference.

DeSantis highlighted the positivity rate for tests over the last two days has been just over 11%. That is four times the 2.3% rate the state had in late May, but a drop from the near 20% of last week. Officials have said they want to get the rate below 5%, which is when they believe spread is less likely and measures are taking hold.

DeSantis said it isn’t clear whether the downward positivity rate of the weekend will continue.

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