DeSantis: parts of Florida 'on the other side' of outbreak

Posted at 4:15 PM, Apr 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 09:28:56-04

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says that parts of the state are now “on the other side” of the coronavirus outbreak, and said he would soon announce whether he would lift edicts that shuttered much of the state’s economy in the wake of the pandemic.

The governor said in a press briefing in Orlando that the “hysteria” in the early weeks of the outbreak has not materialized in Florida, despite dire predictions that speculated many more deaths than the 1,000 the state has thus far recorded. As of Sunday, the state had more than 31,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19.