It has been a week for the Sunshine State. Florida COVID-19 cases see another spike following two consecutive days of high numbers. The news comes just a few days following the governor's announcement that the state will enter its phase 2 recovery plan.\nOne day after Florida set a record for daily novel coronavirus cases, the state again saw its count hit more than 1,000. The Florida Department of Health showed the state reaching 1,305 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases within the state to 61,488.\nIn just 72 hours, the state has recorded over 4,041 new cases. In addition, the state's health department announced 52 new deaths from the novel coronavirus over that three-day period, bringing the death toll to 2,660.\nSouth Florida continues to lead the state during the pandemic. Dade county accounts for a majority of results, with 19,056 total sick and 760 deaths.\nWhile the total amount of COVID-19 cases is high, the positivity rate, the number of residents testing positive against testing numbers, remains low, with 5.4% testing positive for the virus, according to the state's COVID-19 dashboard.\nOverall, the state has tested 1,135,865 people. There have been 61,488 positive results compared to 1,073,452 negative tests.\n.@HealthyFla dashboard said 1,305 new positive #Coronavirus cases today. It’s our fourth day in a row in Florida with 1,000+ cases reported, and we are starting Phase 2. Once the expanded report comes out, I’ll break down the numbers by county.— Ryan Bass (@Ry_Bass) June 5, 2020\nThe continual jump in cases comes after Gov. DeSantis said Florida could transition into phase 2 on Friday.\nMost of the state has implemented the next steps, which allowed bars and other entertainment facilities to reopen with 50% capacity. Parts of South Florida were temporarily excluded from this move.\nAnother big number day for COVID reported cases in Florida after yesterday's all-time high. 1,305 new reported cases and 53 new reported deaths. BTW, Florida bars and movie theaters open today.— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) June 5, 2020\nWhile the state deals with the novel coronavirus, protests throughout the state continue.\nOfficials in Broward and Miami-Dade County issued curfews earlier in the week, but have since eased on them. Miami-Dade pushed its curfew back to midnight and Broward to drop theirs altogether.\nI'm pleased to announce that the Original Phase 1 Florida counties (all except Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach) may enter Phase 2 effective Friday, June 5, 2020. pic.twitter.com/ChEINqYW1W— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) June 3, 2020\nAs the state transitions into its phase 2 plan, it's unclear how the increase in cases will affect the governor's recovery plan to move into stage three.