Millions of travelers pack up Florida airports as coronavir virus cases skyrocket

ORLANDO, Fla. – The country’s top public health agency pleaded with Americans on Thursday to avoid Thanksgiving and not spend the holiday with people outside their households.

About 1 million U.S. packed airports and planes a day on the weekend before the holiday, even when coronavirus deaths occurred across the U.S. and public health experts asked people to stay home and avoid large gatherings.

And the crowd is only expected to grow. Next Sunday is probably the busiest day of the holiday season.

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“The safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is at home with people living in the household,” he said.

Many travelers are reluctant to miss a family visit and are convinced they can do so safely. In addition, many colleges completed personal lessons and encouraged students to return home.

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged Americans not to travel and spend the holiday with people outside their households.

If families decide to hire returning college students, military members, or others for turkey and stuffing, the CDC recommends that hosts take additional precautions: Gatherings should be outdoors whenever possible, people 6 feet apart, mask they wear and there is only one person. serving food.

Below, the Florida Department of Health will provide the information on Wednesday, November 25th.


It was reported by the Florida Department of Health 8,376 new cases on Wednesday, reaching the full amount of the state 961,676 cases since March.


The Florida Department of Health on Wednesday reported that 99 people had recently died from COVID-19. According to Wednesday’s coronavirus report, total 18,482 deaths across the state were related to the coronavirus, which number 228 non-resident deaths in Florida.

State health officials have always claimed that viral deaths are often delayed in reporting to the FDOH, with some deaths not being reported for a month or more.


There are currently 3723 people people he was hospitalized with the virus on Wednesday afternoon, according to the State Agency for Health Administration. Florida’s DOH reported 306 newly hospitalized patients on Wednesday because of COVID-19.

Positivity rate

The percentage of positive results over the past two weeks ranged from 6.67% to 10.06% and was 7.10% on Tuesday.

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The following is the number of coronaviruses in the 10 County Central Florida regions as of November 25:

County Cases New cases Hospitalization New hospital treatments Deaths New deaths
Brevard 14,981 170 1,179 23 434 2
Flagler 2,621 16. 190 3 42 0
Lake 10,273 65 817 8. 250 2
Marion 12,628 49 1,155 2 377 0
orange 55,966 440 1,759 4 635 0
Osceola 17,553 111. 938 5. 240 1
Polk 26,833 142 2,847 12. 671 2
Seminole 12,387 64. 809 4 268 1
Sumter 3,353 12. 316 2 92 0
Volusia 15,609 201 1,070 6. 362 2

The Associated Press contributed to the report.

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