Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis may be vindicated for his refusal to impose pandemic lockdowns, as well as vaccine and mask mandates, after the Sunshine State posted the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths per capita in the nation, The Daily Mail reports.

On Friday, the Sunshine State reported 1,393 new cases of COVID-19, roughly six cases per every 100,000 residents. The state also reported just one death in the past week.

By contrast, Michigan leads the nation in daily coronavirus cases per capita – with a 7-day rolling average of 560 per 100,000 residents – despite Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer imposing some of the harshest restrictions in the nation.

DeSantis – an early favorite in the 2024 presidential race depending on what Donald Trump does – took a victory lap after the latest figures were announced.... Read More: Daily Mail