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  • 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.
  • State health officials reported 7,347 new cases of COVID-19, Tuesday, increasing the statewide total to 213,794 cases since the pandemic began. July 7 marked the 14th consecutive day of single-day increases of at least 5,000 cases.The Florida Department of Health also reported 63 new coronavirus-related deaths, Wednesday, bringing the statewide death toll to 3,841 fatalities.Since Phase Two of Florida's reopening plan went into effect June 5th, state health officials have reported a more than 70 percent increase in new cases of the virus.
  • 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.
  • When Tampa was announced as the site of the 2012 Republican National Convention, law enforcement expected thousands of protestors to arrive with it.The…
  • Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says too many children are stuck in low-performing schools. Bush says the country must make sure that all students have an…
  • Republicans meeting in Tampa are trying to stay on message this week during their national convention. But one message you will likely not hear a lot…
  • With the Republican national Convention in full swing, WGCU brings you the latest from inside the convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Instead of our…
  • Florida Republican National Convention delegates had to sweat it out in suits waiting for buses hours late to their hotel Tuesday.Sarasota County GOP…
  • It was a beautiful day on the water in Tampa, eight miles from the Republican National Convention. Hurricane Isaac was gone. The Hula Bay Club was the…