Florida COVID-19 hospitalizations up 40%; CDC urges use of face coverings (but will governor act?)

The number of people being admitted into the hospital because COVID-19 is on the rise across Florida, going up about 40% in the last month and health leaders say now is the time to act before things get out of control.

Medical experts have been cautioning for months, the combination of school back in session, the state fully opening and major holidays could jumpstart another wave of coronavirus community spread.

Source: Florida COVID-19 hospitalizations up 40%; CDC urges use of face coverings