On Sunday, Florida reported the highest single-day total of new coronavirus cases by any state since the start of the pandemic. The 15,299 new cases surpassed the previous high for any state on a single day of 12,274 recorded in New York on April 4.
The record comes just one day after Disney re-opened its Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks in Orlando.
Meanwhile Disney’s California park remains closed.
And today California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered all inside dining, wineries, movie theaters and other indoor entertainment closed. Bars and breweries statewide must close all indoor and outdoor operations, while fitness centers, religious services, and salons must shut in counties that have been on the state’s monitoring list for three straight days. California reported 109,910 new cases in the last 14 days, and 1,104 new deaths. The state reported a record number of people hospitalized with coronavirus on Sunday (6,485), up 2.6% from the previous day.
Disney has also announced that it will close its Hong Kong park, which re-opened on June 18, starting on July 15, as a result of new restrictions imposed in the city following an outbreak of 52 new coronavirus cases.
Disney (DIS) shares closed down 3.61% today, July 13. The company’s parks and resorts unit brought in $26 billion in revenue in fiscal 2019 but saw operating profit drop 58% year over year in fiscal second quarter reported on May 5. The company is scheduled to report fiscal third quarter earnings on August 4.