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VP Mike Pence visits Florida as COVID-19 cases in the state rise

VP meets with Gov. Ron DeSantis on state’s efforts to limit spread of coronavirus

Vice President Mike Pence waves as he arrives in Phoenix to meet with Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to discuss the surge in coronavirus cases Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Vice President Mike Pence waves as he arrives in Phoenix to meet with Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to discuss the surge in coronavirus cases Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

TAMPA, Fla. – Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Tampa on Thursday to meet with Gov. Ron DeSantis and discuss Florida’s effort in limiting the spread of COVID-19.

As of July 1, the department of health has reported more than 158,000 cases of COVID-19 in the state.

The DOH said more than 14,800 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 and the state has reported 3,650 COVID-19 deaths.

More than 49,000 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the past seven days, according to the DOH.


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