Florida reports LOWEST cases per capita

Florida reports LOWEST cases per capita
Florida reports LOWEST cases per capita

Florida's Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis may be vindicated for his refusal to impose pandemic lockdowns, as well as vaccine and mask mandates, after the Sunshine State posted the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths per capita in the nation.

On Friday, the Sunshine State reported 1,393 new cases of COVID-19, roughly six cases per every 100,000 residents. The state also reported just one death in the past week.

By contrast, Michigan leads the nation in daily coronavirus cases per capita - with a 7-day rolling average of 560 per 100,000 residents - despite Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer imposing some of the harshest restrictions in the nation. 

DeSantis - an early favorite in the 2024 presidential race depending on what Donald Trump does - took a victory lap after the latest figures were announced. 

'It just shows once again the success of Governor DeSantis’s science-based and data-based policies,' DeSantis Press Secretary Christina Pushaw told Fox News Digital. 

'He’s always made decisions based on the data and that continued even during the Delta surge this summer what he realized would help was not mask mandates in school or lockdowns but provide treatment that actually works.' 

Governor DeSantis has engaged in unparalleled legal fights to ban mask and vaccine mandates in the state, sparking condemnation from the media and high-rank health officials for his handling of the pandemic

Governor DeSantis has engaged in unparalleled legal fights to ban mask and vaccine mandates in the state, sparking condemnation from the media and high-rank health officials for his handling of the pandemic

States with least new COVID-19 cases reported in the last 7 days   State                        7-day case per 100,000            7-day deaths per 100,000 1. Florida                                           49                                                                0
2. Louisiana                                      63                                                                1.3   3. Hawaii                                           70                                                                1.7   4, Georgia                                         71                                                                 1.8   5. Alabama                                        72                                                                0.7   6. Texas                                              78                                                                2   7. Mississippi                                     83                                                               0.5   8. California                                       92                                                               1.6   9. South Carolina                             94                                                               1.9   10. Maryland                                      99                                                               1   11. North Carolina                             110                                                              1.2   12. Oregon                                         136                                                              5   13. Tennessee                                    140                                                             2.6   14. Washington                                  141                                                              1.9   15. Oklahoma                                     142                                                              3.4  
States with most new COVID-19 CASES  reported in the last 7 days  State                          7-day case per 100,000           7-day deaths per 100,000  
1. Michigan                                    560                                                3    
2. Minnesota                                 524                                                 3.2       3. New Hampshire                       509                                                2.9       4. New Mexico                              474                                                 4.1       5. Wisconsin                                  439                                                2.3       6. Maine                                         435                                                 4.5  

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