Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will hold a news briefing at noon on Tuesday to address the state’s rapidly increasing coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.
You can watch the briefing live in the video player below at noon.
Florida has been experiencing one of the most significant spikes in COVID-19 cases in the country over the last few weeks.
The state is reporting an increase of nearly 78,000 COVID-19 cases and nearly 800 additional COVID-19 deaths since last week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The state of Florida reported the country’s highest daily increase of COVID-19 cases on July 12 with 15,299 new cases.
Since the pandemic began in March, 5,072 people have died in Florida of COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins data.