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Gov. DeSantis: ‘No need to really be fearful’ of spike in coronavirus cases

During a news conference at UF Health The Villages Hospital, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis tried to calm down the fears many Floridians are having due to the spike in coronavirus cases.

“As you see cases, people should just put it into context about what’s going on. There’s no need to really be fearful about it,” DeSantis said.

According to the latest numbers from the Florida Department of Health on Monday, there are 206,447 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state. Over the weekend, cases increased by 11,458 and 10,059 on Saturday and Sunday.

Despite that, the governor remained firm on Monday that the spike in COVID-19 cases is due to an increase in testing.

According to DeSantis, Florida has averaged 60,000 to 65,000 test results over the last week, and to date, Florida has tested around 2.2 million people, which is about 10% of the state’s population.