Motorists traveling from Alabama into Florida on I-10 will no be stopped for COVID-19 checks.
The Florida Department of Transportation announced over the weekend that a checkpoint east of the Florida-Alabama border is being deactivated as part of Gov. DeSantis starting the second phase of the state’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan.
A similar checkpoint on I-95 north of Jacksonville remains in place.
Both checkpoints were established in late March as part of an effort to get travelers from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Louisiana to self-isolate upon arriving in the Sunshine State.
Those three states were targeted because they were hotspots for the virus.
Florida reported an increase of 1,180 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, making it the fifth day in a row of more than 1,000 new cases in the state.
The Department of Health says the state now has 63,938 cases. By comparison, last weekend the state reported an increase of 739 cases from Saturday to Sunday.
At least 2,700 Florida residents have died from COVID-19, as 12 new deaths were reported.
Palm Beach County: 7,230 cases
-Men: 3,586; Women: 3,526
-156 new reported cases since Saturday
-2 new reported deaths since Saturday
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✔️Keep at least 6 feet between yourself and others
✔️Wash your hands for at least 20 sec
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— Florida Dept. Health (@HealthyFla) June 6, 2020
Broward County: 7,804 cases
-Men: 3,741, Women: 3,889
-114 new reported cases since Saturday
-5 new reported deaths since Saturday
Miami-Dade County: 19,547 cases
-Men: 9,652, Women: 9,692
-248 new reported cases since Saturday
-0 new reported deaths since Saturday
Testing in Florida:
-Total Tests: 1,217,105
-Overall Percentage of Positive Cases: 5.3%