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Florida has 523 new coronavirus cases, and 300 more in Miami-Dade and Broward

The confirmed case count of COVID-19 in Florida has jumped by 523, according to a state update on Monday morning. Miami-Dade and Broward accounted for 300, or 57.4 percent, of that increase. The state’s statistics, now at 5,472 total cases (5,276 residents) also showed a three-person rise in deaths to 63. One of those was […]

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Florida coronavirus update for Monday: Schools won’t return until May at earliest; Osceola County resident dies; 71 deaths, over 5,700 cases

Meanwhile Osceola County saw its first COVID-19 death — a 58-year-old man — while the statewide total increased to 71 deaths and 715 people hospitalized out of more than 5,700 cases on Monday evening. Four people died in Orange County over the weekend although it will not be counted among its death total because they […]

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Florida coronavirus updates: Schools recommended to stay closed through May 1, but South Florida still undecided

Jule Demierre, who delivers for Instacart, loads up his pedal-powered bike with groceries outside a Publix in Fort Lauderdale on March 30, 2020. Normally a driver for Ocean View Rickshaw catering to tourists on Fort Lauderdale Beach, Demierre says he switched to Instacart since the coronavirus devastated his other job.(Susan Stocker / South Florida Sun […]

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School closings recommended through May 1. Will South Florida follow?

Gov. Ron DeSantis said March 17 that schools would remain close until at least April 15. Districts have switched to online learning as a result. But during a conference call with districts Monday afternoon, Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran, left, recommended the closures be extended until May 1.

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A coronavirus-stricken cruise ship is approaching Florida. Will it be allowed to dock?

MIAMI — As the Zaandam cruise ship travels toward Florida with four dead passengers and 179 others with flu-like symptoms, Gov. Ron DeSantis insisted Monday that the passengers cannot be “dumped” in his state. “We cannot afford to have people who are not even Floridians dumped into South Florida using up those valuable resources,” DeSantis […]

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N.Y. cases top 66,000; Maryland, Miami, Virginia told to stay home

March 30 (UPI) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in New York, the U.S. epicenter of the crisis, has surpassed 66,000 with the addition of 7,000 new cases, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in an update Monday. Cuomo, speaking to reporters at a makeshift hospital in the Jacob Javits Convention Center, said the majority of […]

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FOX Sports Florida announces ‘Miami Marlins Rewinds’ schedule through mid-April

MIAMI (March 30, 2020) – FOX Sports Florida, the television home of the Miami Marlins, announced plans to continue televising Marlins wins from the 2019 MLB season. Continuing on Wednesday, April 1, baseball fans can tune in every day at noon and again in primetime to watch Miami’s victories from last season in chronological order. […]

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Florida coronavirus updates: DeSantis tells South Floridians to stay home but changes date from May to April; state cases top 5,700

Jule Demierre, who delivers for Instacart, loads up his pedal-powered bike with groceries outside a Publix in Fort Lauderdale on March 30, 2020. Normally a driver for Ocean View Rickshaw catering to tourists on Fort Lauderdale Beach, Demierre says he switched to Instacart since the coronavirus devastated his other job.(Susan Stocker / South Florida Sun […]

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Florida Arrests Pastor Who Defied Virus Orders

MIAMI — Before the Rev. Rodney Howard-Browne, the pastor of a Pentecostal megachurch in Florida, held two church services on Sunday — each filled with hundreds of parishioners — lawyers from the sheriff’s office and local government pleaded with him to reconsider putting his congregation in danger of contracting the coronavirus. The pastor ignored them, […]

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