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Abe Aboraya

Health News Florida reporter Abe Aboraya works for WMFE in Orlando. He started writing for newspapers in high school. After graduating from the University of Central Florida in 2007, he spent a year traveling and working as a freelance reporter for the Seattle Times and the Seattle Weekly, and working for local news websites in the San Francisco Bay area. Most recently Abe worked as a reporter for the Orlando Business Journal. He comes from a family of health care workers.

Contact Abe at 407-273-2300 x 183 on Twitter  @AbeAboraya or by  email

  • If 60 percent of voters approve Amendment 3, the so-called Jungle Primary would fundamentally change Florida politics.
  • State Health officials, Thursday, reported a new record high number of COVID-19 cases documented in a single day since the pandemic began.The Florida Department of Health reported 3,207 new cases of the virus, June 18, bringing the statewide total to 85,926 cases.State health officials also reported 43 new coronavirus-related deaths, Thursday, increasing the statewide death toll to 3,061 fatalities including 1,612 deaths in long-term care facilities.
  • State health officials reported 379 new cases of COVID-19 in Florida, Wednesday, for a total of 52,634 confirmed cases.As the nationwide death toll from COVID-19 hit the 100,000 mark, yesterday, the Florida Department of Health also reported 60 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Florida's death toll to 2,319 confirmed fatalities, including 1,089 deaths in long-term care facilities.The total number of virus-related hospitalizations in the state now stands at 9,639 patients.Of the 935,271 tests that have been performed in Florida so far, 5.6% have been positive for the virus.
  • Disney and SeaWorld will present plans to Orange County Wednesday to reopen their parks. Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings says the county and the...
  • State health officials have reported 879 new cases of the coronavirus since Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 51,746 confirmed cases.The Florida Department of Health also reported 15 deaths, Monday, increasing the death toll to 2,252 fatalities.The total number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations in Florida now stands at 9,424 patients.Of the 909,928 total tests that have been reported in Florida so far, 5.7% have been positive for the virus.
  • State health officials reported 808 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, Thursday for a statewide total of 43,210 cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported 48 new coronavirus-related deaths, yesterday, for a total of 1,875 fatalities.The total number of virus-related hospitalizations in Florida stands at 7,749 patients.Of the 609,574 tests that have been performed in the state so far,7.1% have been positive for the virus.
  • Lawyers representing the families of people who died of COVID-19 have put nursing homes on notice that they plan to sue.
  • An influential COVID-19 projection now says Florida may have passed its peak of COVID-19 cases, in part because the state’s stay-at-home order is...
  • Last week, Michael Kevin Rathel got a transfusion of convalescent plasma: a blood donation from someone who has recovered from COVID-19.
  • A new report from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention says at least 9,200 of the nation's health care workers have been infected with COVID...