As the number of people to die in connection with Covid-19 in the US passes 120,000, the state of Florida alone has now reported more than 100,000 confirmed infections.
Nearly 3,000 new cases were diagnosed on Monday, according to local health officials.
In response, Florida’s Surgeon General Scott Rivkees issued a public health advisory on Monday urging everyone to “wear face coverings in any setting where social distancing is not possible”.
The advisory also suggests that people over the age of 65 and those with “high-risk conditions” stay at home and frequently wash their hands.
Florida is the seventh state to record more than 100,000 cases of coronavirus, the others are New York, California, New Jersey, Illinois, Texas and Massachusetts.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says many of the new infections in the state are down to increased testing and involve people in their 20s and 30s.