1,600 Patients Were Admitted To Single Florida Hospital System In A Day Florida’s total COVID-19 death count has passed 39,100. “Florida is a free state, and we will empower our people. We will not allow Joe Biden and his bureaucratic flunkies to come in and commandeer the rights and freedoms of Floridians.” Ron DeSantis Louisiana A.G. Encourages Employees To Undermine COVID Restrictions On Monday, as the state’s coronavirus death toll topped 11,000, State Attorney General Jeff Landry (R) sent an email to state Department of Justice employees informing them how to avoid complying with school mask mandates for children and how to circumvent K-12 vaccine requirements, though the state doesn’t have any...by citing the Bible. Gov. Greg Abbott bars mandates for vaccinations and masks in Texas as Texas COVID Cases Are Surging At An 'Astonishing Rate.' Hospitalizations due to coronavirus in North Texas have increased 292% over the past month, and Texas leads the nation (closely followed by Florida) in pediatric Covid hospitalizations.