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Election2020

  • In Lee County, about 69% of registered voters participated in early voting. Election day is in full swing and WGCU's Andrea Perdomo caught up poll worker Jesi Cason during her break earlier today.
  • This year’s election is seeing a lot of first-time candidates. One of those is Florida Gulf Coast University student Rachel Brown, the Democratic candidate in the Florida State Senate District 27 race.WGCU’s Michelle Alvarez introduces us to the Southwest Florida native.
  • Early voting started in Hendry County on Monday and already more than 25% of registered voters have cast ballots for the general election.WGCU’s Andrea Perdomo spoke with Hendry County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Hoots about early voting and projected voter turnout.
  • Early voting started in Collier County on Monday and already more than 40% of registered voters have cast ballots for the general election. WGCU’s Andrea Perdomo spoke with Collier’s Supervisor of Elections Jennifer Edwards, about early voting and projected voter turnout.
  • State health officials reported 2,678 new COVID-19 cases, Monday, bringing the statewide total to 576,094 cases. Monday’s reported cases mark the smallest daily increase so far this month, and mark the first time in August that the state has reported fewer than 3,000 new cases in a day.Aug. 17 was also the 22nd consecutive day, health officials have reported fewer than 10,000 new cases in a day.The Florida Department of Health reported 87 new coronavirus-related deaths, Monday, bringing the statewide death toll to 9,539 fatalities.
  • State health officials reported 3,779 new cases of COVID-19, Sunday, increasing the statewide total to 573,416 cases. Aug. 16 marked the lowest single-day increase in cases of the virus so far this month, and marked the first time in August, health officials have reported fewer than 4,000 new cases in a day.The Florida Department of Health also reported 107 new coronavirus-related deaths, yesterday, bringing the statewide death toll to 9,452 fatalities.
  • Thursday marked another grim new milestone with the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida with state health officials reporting a single day record high of 173 deaths, increasing the statewide death toll to 5,518 fatalities.The Florida Department of Health also reported 10,249 new cases of the virus, yesterday, for a total of 389,868 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
  • State health officials reported 10,347 new cases of COVID-19, Monday, increasing the statewide total to 360,394 cases.Monday marked the 27th consecutive day of single-day increases of at least 5,000 cases.The Florida Department of Health also reported 90 new coronavirus-related deaths, July 20, bringing the statewide death toll 5,072 fatalities.
  • Florida hit a grim new record, Sunday, as state health officials reported 15,300 new cases of COVID-19, which shatters the national record for the highest number of new confirmed cases of the virus reported in a single day. California held the previous record with 11,694 cases of the virus reported four days prior, and before that New York set the record with 11,571 cases reported April 15th.Sunday marked the third consecutive day of single-day increases of at least 10,000 cases of the virus and the 19th consecutive day of at least 5,000 new cases. Florida’s total caseload now stands 269,811 cases.The Florida Department of Health also reported 45 new coronavirus-related deaths, July 12, increasing the statewide death toll to 4,242 fatalities. Last week, Florida reported more coronavirus-related deaths than during any previous seven-day period since the pandemic began with an average of 71 deaths per day.
  • The number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported by state health officials, Wednesday, shatters the previous daily record of new cases. The Florida Department of Health reported 5,508 new cases of the virus, June 24, increasing the statewide total to 109,014 cases. Wednesday’s increase in coronavirus cases is 36 percent more cases than the previous single-day record announced last Saturday.