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Live: Gov. Ron DeSantis, holds press conference at UF Health the Villages Hospital, COVID-19 updates

Cheryl S. Grant
cgrant@gatehousemedia.com

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Governor Ron DeSantis’ press conference regarding COVID-19 at UF Health on Monday, July 6th.

According to data from the Florida Health Department the state added 6,336 cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, July 6. This makes it the 13th consecutive day that there are at least 5,000 cases reported.

The total number of COVID-19 cases statewide is now at 206,447. The number of reported deaths increased to 3,778.

The total number of people who have been hospitalized is 16,045, though the Department of Health notes that figure does not reflect the number of COVID-19 patients currently in hospitals.

Phase 1 reopening of the state began May 18, followed by more openings in Phase 2 which began June 5. The state's total number of cases has more than doubled since the Phase 2 reopening began on June 5 (61,488).