Florida has now experienced five consecutive days where the number of new COVID-19 cases has exceeded 1,000. Gov. Ron DeSantis says that is because of more testing, but it could also have something to do with the reopening of Florida and all those mitigation measures that are no longer practice.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— The number of fatalities continues to rise and should soon surpass 2,800 in Florida. Nationwide, the total is more than 112,000 deaths and more than 2 million confirmed cases.
— Tropical Storm Cristobal slogs ashore in Louisiana, soaking the entire southeast, as well as most of Florida. The rain didn’t stop Black Lives Matter marches in the Sunshine State, but it did cool things down a bit. Health experts are now recommending people who take part in the protests test for coronavirus — just in case.
— The embattled Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence filed suit against two insurance companies that sold them professional liability coverage and are now refusing to pay up since the state is taking the coalition to court over excessive payments to their former director. The insurance companies say their policies don’t cover fraud.
— DeSantis provides a monologue on the state’s efforts to protect seniors from COVID-19. More than half of Florida’s fatalities have been at nursing homes and adult living facilities, but the Governor says we’re a model for the rest of the nation.
— The latest on Florida Man, who didn’t know his racist remarks were being aired live on Facebook.