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Florida coronavirus reporting and Gov. Ron DeSantis
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August 22, 2020 - 1:40 pm
Florida has now reported more than 600,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, but the number of new infections is declining. Florida reported almost 3,000 new cases on Sunday. It was the second-lowest daily total since June 22. The daily total peaked July 15 when more than 15,000 cases were reported, but...
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August 17, 2020 - 7:46 am
Florida health officials are reporting about 3,900 new cases of the coronavirus, the lowest daily total in nearly two months. The number of Floridians dying of the disease — 107 — also took a dramatic downward turn from the last few days. The lower numbers announced Sunday come just days before...
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August 09, 2020 - 8:25 am
Florida is reporting 187 new coronavirus deaths as voters cast primary ballots in person and schools get set to reopen. The numbers released by the state on Saturday brings the death toll to 8,238. The seven-day average reported deaths is 156, down from a high of 185. There were more than 8,500 new...
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a new conference on the surge in coronavirus cases in the state held at the Jackson Memorial Hospital on July 13, 2020 in Miami, Florida.
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August 05, 2020 - 8:34 am
Florida's coronavirus hospitalizations are down, but deaths are up. According to Florida Department of Health statistics released Tuesday, the number of people being treated for COVID-19 in hospitals statewide continued a nearly two-week downward trajectory, with 7,797 patients in the late morning...
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, seated next to Mayor of Miami-Dade Carlos A. Gimenez (R), speaks during a press conference about the coronavirus held at the Pan American Hospital on July 07, 2020 in Miami, Florida.
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July 12, 2020 - 1:00 pm
Florida has again reported another daily increase of more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases, the 12th day since the Fourth of July the number has topped that threshold. The state Department of Health's report of 10,347 new cases and 90 deaths on Monday brings the state’s totals for the entire...
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A tour group riding Segways rides down Miami Beach, Florida's famed Ocean Drive on South Beach, July 4, 2020.
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July 04, 2020 - 3:02 pm
The Fourth of July holiday weekend began Saturday with some sobering numbers in the Sunshine State: Florida logged a record number of people testing positive for the coronavirus. State health officials reported 11,445 new cases, a single-day record, and an additional 10,000 confirmed cases Sunday...
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Demonstrators march through downtown Sanford, Fla., July 1, 2020, to protest a Seminole County order requiring people to wear masks in response to the spike in coronavirus cases.
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June 28, 2020 - 9:56 am
Florida has reported 10,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases for the first time. That barrier broken Thursday is six times higher than where the daily record stood less than a month ago. The state also reported 67 deaths Thursday for the second time in a week. The seven-day average for daily...
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Eric Rodriguez, co-owner of Disinfectant Firm, Tampa, disinfects a map of Florida using Proxitane AHC at The Galley tavern in St. Petersburg, Fla., Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
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June 25, 2020 - 8:08 am
Florida’s new confirmed coronavirus cases are skyrocketing, causing three states to order its residents into quarantine if they visit. The state posted a 25% jump in confirmed cases Wednesday, then 40% on Thursday, shattering the previous records set last week and five times the level of just two...
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May 24, 2020 - 9:18 am
The woman who raised questions about Florida’s COVID-19 data after being ousted as the data’s curator had been reprimanded several times and ultimately fired for violating Health Department policy by making public remarks about the information, state records show. Rebekah Jones’ comments over the...
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference May 18, 2020, in Orlando. The governor announced that the I-4 and State Road 408 interchange has opened.
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May 21, 2020 - 8:24 am
Questions about the integrity of Florida's public health data are being raised anew after a key Health Department employee was fired over a dispute about what information to release publicly. The revelation underscores how entwined public health data and politics have become as elected officials...
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