Florida breaks US record for single-day COVID-19 cases

More than 15,000 new cases of the coronavirus were announced in Florida as hotspots across the country face a testing crisis.
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ahead. Very sad news. The latest on the coronavirus outbreak. While the former epicenter of New York marks a new milestone, no new deaths reported Saturday. New ones are on the rise in 37 other states. The hospitals being overwhelmed. Florida a record for the most daily cases any state has had so far. We're going to hear from Miami's mayor in a moment. But first Victor Oquendo starts us off with the very latest. Good morning, Victor. Reporter: Good morning, Amy. The governor's office once again pointing to increased testing as the state sets that staggering record. The icu here at coral gables hospital is at capacity. At last check it's 1 of at least 35 hospitals where there are no icu bid as valuable. Skyrocketing across the country. Florida shattering the record with 15,300. Easily surpassing earlier single day case numbers set by California and New York. About two months after Florida's governor said this -- Everyone in the media was saying Florida was going to be like New York or Italy and that has not happened. Reporter: Over the weekend governor Desantis touting their broad testing capability. We tested 2.4 million people, one for every nine people so interesting to see what other things have been tested at this level in our country in modern times. Reporter: Despite rising cases phase 3 re-opening continues. Disney world is welcoming visitors back. Mandatory temperature checks for visitors, face masks are required except when eating or swimming. Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout. They're facing a testing crisis in Arizona. Lags in available testing concerning local officials. Some taking weeks to get back. This week we almost did almost 2,000 people. So we know there's a demand and we're just triing to keep up. Reporter: Mississippi, hospitals overwhelmed. Some sending patients out of state because there's simply no room. Five of the state's biggest hospitals reporting that no more icu bids. Many days in the last few weeks we have had more patients than we have had rooms. Reporter: The virus showing no signs of slowing down across many states in America. We do expect deaths to go up. If you have more indicate, more hospitalizations we do expect to see that over the next two to three weeks before this turns around. Reporter: As cases surge in California Dr. Louis Tran who traveled to New York City in the spring to volunteer at hard-hit elmhurst hospital in queens warning while they've had time to prepare in California, the hospital system could get overwhelmed. There's a lot of fear and trepidation among my staff and hospital in general, but, again, we have the option to prepare ourselves and we are doing it. Despite that a lot of us are still nervous that the surge will eventually outstrip resources. Reporter: In Michigan health officials saying several who attended this packed fourth of July party have tested positive. In Georgia, an outbreak at an overnight ymca camp. 85 campers and staff members testing positive shutting it down leading to more concerns about sending children back to school this fall. On Sunday secretary of education, Betsy Devos insisting students return to school. There is nothing in the data that would suggest that kids being back in school is dangerous to them. Reporter: But the CDC says without mitigation measures, full sized in-person classes pose the highest risk for covid-19 spread. The start of the school year is just six weeks away here in miami-dade county, the superintendent has said it's possible for kids to return to in-person learning if the proper restrictions are followed. All right, Victor Oquendo, thank you. Joining us now is the mayor

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