Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday said Florida has twice the number of hospital beds available since the start of the pandemic.
During a news conference at Florida International University in Miami, the governor discussed the latest coronavirus updates in the state, addressing the record number of cases. The percent of people who test positive for the coronavirus in the state is at 5.9 percent as of Friday afternoon, according to the latest data from the department of health.
DeSantis says the average age of the new cases is 37, which he says is an age group that is less likely to be hospitalized or die from the virus.
According to the Florida Department of Health, nearly 180,000 people have been tested for the COVID-19 antibodies as of June 12, with only 7,717 people testing positive for the antibody.
The Florida Department of Health says it received the test results for more than 32,300 individuals as of midnight on Wednesday, June 17. On Thursday, the state reported 3,207 new positive cases with 43 additional deaths.