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  • State health officials reported 13,900 new COVID-19 cases, Wednesday for a total of 1,517,472 infections. The Florida Department of Health also reported 169 coronavirus-related deaths, Jan. 13, increasing the statewide death toll to 23,759 fatalities since the beginning of the pandemic.
  • State health officials reported 7,925 COVID-19 cases, Wednesday, for a total of 905,248 cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported 87 new coronavirus-related deaths, Nov. 18, increasing the statewide death toll to 17,949 fatalities.Over the past seven days, the single-day average number of new infections reported has increased to nearly 6,735 cases. The average number of daily deaths reported over the past week now stands at nearly 56 fatalities a day.
  • State health officials reported 4,423 new COVID-19 cases, Wednesday, for a total of 821,123 cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported 88 new coronavirus-related deaths Nov. 4 increasing the statewide death toll to 17,131 fatalities.Over the past seven days, the single-day average number of new infections reported stands at 4,385 cases. The average number of daily deaths reported over the past week comes to nearly 59 fatalities a day.
  • Republican candidates in Tuesday’s election won every Florida House and Senate race covering a district in Southwest Florida.
  • State health officials reported 2,590 new COVID-19 cases, Wednesday, bringing Florida's total to 690,499 cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported 203 new coronavirus-related deaths, Sept. 23, increasing the statewide death toll to 13,782 fatalities. Wednesday's reported number of deaths is the highest it's been in nearly two weeks.
  • Bars in Florida will be permitted to reopen at 50% capacity starting Monday, Sept. 14. The AP reports, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Secretary Halsey Beshears issued the emergency order, Thursday, at the direction of Gov. Ron DeSantis.
  • Tuesday’s Primary election results for Southwest Florida’s state legislative districts did not yield any absolute results, but voters have now set the stage for a number of general election races
  • State health officials reported 509 new cases of COVID-19, Tuesday, bringing the statewide total of 52,255 confirmed cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported seven new deaths, yesterday, for a total of 2,252 fatalities including 1,089 deaths associated with long-term care facilities.The total number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations in Florida now stands at 9,482 patients.Of the 924,920 test results that have been reported in Florida so far, 5.6% have been positive for the virus. The rate of positive tests has been trending downward for weeks.
  • As we approach the end of Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which are largely considered a sentinel catalyst to the gay rights…
  • With less than two weeks until the end of Florida’s annual legislative session, lawmakers continue to advance legislation (HB 7089/ SB 7086) aimed at…