Tag Archives: Florida

14 States Reported Record High Cases Over Last Week

The Washington Post reports: With the rate of new coronavirus cases rising in nearly 40 states, Fourth of July celebrations across the United States have been canceled or scaled back as anxious governors and mayors urge people to take a more restrained approach to the holiday. President Trump, however, is traveling to South Dakota on Friday for the first of …

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Seniors Are Turning On Trump In Battleground Florida

CNN reports: John Dudley, a retired banker, proudly cast his ballot for Donald Trump in 2016, excited at the prospect of sending an entrepreneur to the White House on a pledge to change Washington. It’s a vote he regrets, he said, and a mistake he hopes to correct in November. “He blew it,” Dudley said, not mincing words as he …

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Florida Reports 9000+ Cases For Third Time This Week

The Palm Beach Post reports: For the third time in a week, Florida recorded more than 9,400 new COVID-19 infections in a day, according to data reported by the Florida Department of Health. The 9,488 new cases reported Friday mark the third highest one-day total the state has seen since the start of the pandemic. The highest total, 10,109 was …

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Birx Urges Florida To Begin Pool Testing For COVID

Click Orlando reports: Dr. Deborah Birx traveled with Vice President Mike Pence and Gov. Ron DeSantis to Tampa on Thursday to meet with medical leaders. Birx is a world-renowned medical expert in infection disease and vaccine research, according to the U.S. State Department. While in Florida, she urged the staff at the University of South Florida to begin pool testing …

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Florida Sees Single-Day Record With 10,000 New Cases

Reuters reports: Florida shattered records on Thursday when it reported over 10,000 new coronavirus cases, the biggest one-day increase in the state since the pandemic started, according to a Reuters tally. Outbreaks in Texas, California, Florida and Arizona have helped the United States break records and send cases rising at rates not seen since April. In June, Florida infections rose …

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FLORIDA: Palm Beach Covidiots Sue County For Risking Their Deaths By Forcing Them To Wear “Harmful” Masks

The Palm Beach Post reports: The 37-page complaint, filed Tuesday, claims Palm Beach County “recklessly required countless American citizens and Florida residents to submit to dangerous medical treatments with well-known risks and potential for serious injuries and death, including being forced to wear harmful medical devices like masks.” The suit was filed on behalf of Josie Machovec, Carl Holme, Rachel …

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FL Sheriff Vows To Deputize All Gun Owners To Help Put Down Godless Black Lives Matter Protesters [VIDEO]

The Florida Times-Union reports: Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels vowed to put down any protests that aren’t peaceful with the full force of his office and with the help of gun-owning residents. Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels, no stranger to making viral videos appealing to tough-on-crime politics, released a video Tuesday that said he will make “special deputies of every …

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DeSantis: Florida Is “Not Going Back” On Reopening

The Florida Phoenix reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis reiterated Tuesday that he’s not turning back his plans to reopen the state’s economy as the daily number of positive test results from COVID-19 edged up again above 6,000. “We’re not going back, closing things,” the governor said. The state reported 6,093 infections coming in overnight, pushing the total to 152,434 and the …

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FL Megachurch To Require Masks, Pastors Now COVID+

The Christian Post reports: Grace City Church, a fast-growing Hillsong Family church in Lakeland, Florida, waded into the divisive issue of mask-wearing in Florida Sunday when it announced that it would ask members to wear masks after the church’s husband and wife team of lead pastors revealed they had been infected with the new coronavirus. During an online service Sunday, …

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Florida Reports 6000+ New Cases, Spike Unabated

Click Orlando reports: On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Health reported 6,093 new cases of COVID-19, approximately the same number as the day before, as well as 58 new deaths and 226 new hospitalizations. These new statistics bring the total number of coronavirus infections to 152,434 since the virus was first detected in the state on March 1, as well …

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Florida Keys May Close Again, Beaches Now Off Limits

Miami’s PBS affiliate reports: Spiking coronavirus numbers in the Florida Keys are causing consternation among public officials, and questions about whether the county will once again close to visitors. “We were fortunate for the time we had the checkpoint up and you saw what the results were. We did a really good job. The community was behind it,” Bob Eadie, …

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Host City Of GOP Convention: Masks Now Required

Jacksonville’s NBC News affiliate reports: Residents and visitors in Jacksonville, Fla., will be required to wear masks indoors and in public spaces to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, the city announced Monday, potentially complicating President Trump’s desire to hold the Republican National Convention there in August without masks or social distancing. The requirement will be for public and …

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Florida Reports 8000+ Cases For Third Straight Day

Florida Today reports: The state of Florida added more than 8,000 new COVID-19 cases for the third day in a row Sunday. The number of new cases counted Sunday was 8,530, according to data from the Florida Department of Health. Saturday saw a record 9,585 new cases. Florida’s total number of novel coronavirus cases is now at 141,075. The state’s …

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Hot Spots See Waits Of 8 Hours For Drive-Thru Testing

The New York Times reports: Coronavirus testing sites in Arizona, Florida and Texas have become a source of tension and risk, with numerous residents waiting in long lines and others turned away as sites reached capacity, and crowding raising the risk of infection as people rushed to the front of the line at some centers. Residents of these and other …

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Pence Cancels Campaign Visits To Arizona And Florida

Florida Politics reports: Vice President Mike Pence indefinitely postponed a rally planned Thursday in Sarasota. The Republican Party of Sarasota announced Saturday that the stop, part of Pence’s “Faith In America” tour, was off for now. “Stay tuned for updates on the new time for Vice President’s visit,” an email blasts reads. The news came the same day Florida reported …

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Florida Again Breaks Single-Day Record For New Cases

Tampa’s NBC News affiliate reports: Florida broke its single-day coronavirus case record Saturday morning when the health dept. reported nearly 10,000 new cases of COVID-19. A total of 132,545 people have tested positive for the new virus in the state of Florida, which is 9,585 more than Friday. The state said a total of 78,345 people got tested Friday — …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Man Won’t Be “Muzzled Like A Mad Dog”

Mediaite reports: A Florida man has gone viral — much like his home state — by launching into a rant during a county commission meeting about mandating masks to fight the coronavirus, during which he exclaimed “I will not be muzzled like a mad dog!” Earlier this week, CNN aired video of local Palm Beach residents flipping out over a …

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Miami Beaches To Close For Fourth Of July Weekend

Re Miami Beach reports: As COVID-19 cases surge in Florida, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez [photo] said he will sign an emergency order on Saturday closing all beaches for the Fourth of July weekend beginning beginning Friday, July 3 and ending on Tuesday, July 7. “The closure may be extended if conditions do not improve and people do not follow …

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FLORIDA: State Orders All Bars To Close Again As Gov Faces Accusations He’s Cooking The Books On Deaths

Orlando’s NBC News affiliate reports: Effective immediately, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation is suspending the on-premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide. Bars and nightclubs in Florida were first ordered to close on March 18. They just started reopening earlier this month. The announcement comes Friday as Florida coronavirus cases continue to climb. Florida reported nearly 9,000 …

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Florida Reports Massive Single-Day Increase In Cases

Tampa’s CBS News affiliate reports: The state of Florida has reported record high spikes in the number of new COVID-19 cases for the last couple of weeks, and on Friday it added another 8,942 cases. That number is now the highest single-day jump in new coronavirus cases in Florida since tracking began in March, eclipsing Wednesday’s previous record of 5,508 …

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