Florida governor under fire over claims state is 'cooking the books' on Covid-19 - 2020-06-26

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F345.png Florida governor under fire over claims state is 'cooking the books' on Covid-19 June 26, 2020, Richard Luscombe, The Guardian

Republican Florida governor Ron DeSantis's faltering response to soaring new coronavirus numbers in his state is descending into acrimony, after an accusation his administration is "cooking the books" in an effort to hide the true impact of the devastating pandemic.

The claim from the state's former leading Covid-19 data scientist comes as Florida smashed its own one-day record for new cases of the disease on Friday with 8,942, after two successive days above 5,000 – by far the highest figures since the pandemic began.

The situation in Florida is part of a widespread surge of infections across broad swathes of the US, especially in states – often run by Republicans – which have rushed to reopen their economies.

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{{cite news | first = Richard | last = Luscombe | title = Florida governor under fire over claims state is 'cooking the books' on Covid-19 | url = https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/26/florida-governor-ron-desantis-republican-coronavirus | work = The Guardian | date = June 26, 2020 | accessdate = June 27, 2020 }}