If you're headed to the beach this weekend, you'll need to make plans to BYOB. The State of Florida has banned alcohol consumption at bars effective immediately following a dramatic increase in confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus.

The Florida Department of Public Health reported 8,942 confirmed cases in a single day. shattering the previous daily record set Wednesday, June 24th (5,500 confirmed cases).

Officials blame the rapid increase in cases of COVID-19 on huge summer crowds at bars since the state re-opened in May. Florida has now recorded 111,724 cases of the novel Coronavirus since March 1st.

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