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New COVID-19 cases plummet in Florida

Florida reported far fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending Sunday, adding 10,095 new cases. That's down 11.9% from the previous week's tally of 11,454 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19. Florida ranked seventh among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a...
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Florida ranks 37th in U.S. for COVID-19 recovery, study says

A new study ranked Florida 37th in the country when it comes to recovering from the pandemic. TOP Agency, a global agency network, published a study on how the country is bouncing back from the COVID-19 lockdowns. Researchers looked at 48 states across 23 categories and used a weighted point system measuring three key dimensions: consumer confidence, job market strength, and COVID-19 safety. ...
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Department of Health reports decline in Florida’s COVID-19 positivity rate

The Florida Department of Health reported 10,629 new COVID-19 cases statewide during the week of June 11-17, bringing the cumulative total since March 2020 to 2,310,881. Forty-three more people died, upping the death toll to 37,555. However, the latest numbers show some discrepancies compared to those reported the previous week....
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Florida county closes government building after COVID deaths

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida county has shuttered its main administration building after several employees contracted COVID-19 and two people died. Employees of the Manatee County Administration Building were ordered to leave Friday afternoon while the facility was disinfected and fogged. Epidemiologists were onsite conducting contact tracing. According to...
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Federal Judge Tosses CDC COVID Cruise Rules in Florida

June 21, 2021 -- A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will not be allowed to enforce COVID-19 safety regulations on cruise ships in Florida after July 18. A lawsuit filed by the State of Florida had argued that the CDC had overstepped...