Miami Has Become the ‘Epicenter of the Pandemic,’ Expert Says

On Tuesday, Florida reported another 9,194 new cases of COVID-19, and a record number of deaths with 132.

Those numbers come two days after the state set a record for total cases in one day with 15, 299 cases on Sunday.

Now a top leading medical expert is warning the ongoing spread of the novel virus is putting South Florida in a dire situation.

"Miami is now the epicenter of the pandemic,” said Dr. Lilian Abbo, an infectious disease expert at the University of Miami, according to NPR.

“What we were seeing in Wuhan [in China] ... five months ago, now we are there."