“Florida’s Department of Health on Saturday morning reported a new daily record high of 2,581 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 — surpassing the previous high by 679. The previous high was hit on Friday. And the high before that was hit on Thursday.” Sensing a trend? Well, you (and Floridians) may have sensed it much earlier if state leaders weren’t distorting the data. Miami Herald: A Numbers Game.

+ Florida fired its coronavirus data scientist. Now she’s publishing the statistics on her own.

+ “The pressure reflects the Trump administration’s approach to the pandemic, providing largely voluntary guidance and leaving states to set strategies. That has produced a patchwork of policies and cleared the way to reopening of high-risk places like casinos and bars.” Bloomberg: Record Virus Numbers Thrust States Into Life-or-Death Choice.