Governor Ron DeSantis’ COVID-19 Response Roundtable in Tallahassee.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis hosted a roundtable discussion on Monday morning to address the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. He also spoke about issues faced by Floridians trying to access the CONNECT system.

The governor said that the state will provide extra staffing at the Claims Assistance Center and will purchase additional software to help the CONNECT website handle more traffic. He also said that for those who are unable to access a computer, there is also a paper application.

While Florida’s CONNECT system has proved a disaster for many out of work, over 300,000 claims were successfully submitted over the past two weeks, more than were filed for all of 2019.

The Florida Department of Health reported 15 new coronavirus-related deaths Monday morning, bringing the total number of deaths to 236.

There are 1,000 new confirmed cases, with a total now at 13,324, according to Monday morning's advisory from the state Department of Health.

Of those confirmed cases, 1,592 have been admitted to the hospital.

The state Department of Health does not currently measure “recovery,” and doesn't expect to have such a designation anytime in the near future, adding that the definition of recovery is a contested issue.

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