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  • State health officials reported 3,312 COVID-19 cases, Monday and 81 deaths. Gov. Ron DeSantis says Florida’s vaccine eligibility will be expanded to any one 60 and older on March 15. Florida Ag Commissioner Nikki Fried is criticizing DeSantis’ vaccine rollout, saying it should be easier for medically vulnerable people to prove they’re eligible. DeSantis is criticizing the $1.9 trillion federal stimulus package, saying it penalizes states like Florida where officials reopened the economy relatively quickly. DeSantis is calling on the federal government to revise its distribution model, arguing that money should be allocated on a per-capita basis. Elected officials and advocates in Palm Beach County say the state should prioritize vaccines for farmworkers.
  • State health officials reported 8,847 new COVID-19 cases, Wednesday for a total of 1,018,160 cases. On Tuesday, Florida became the third state in the U.S., along with Texas and California, to surpass one million total cases.The Florida Department of Health also reported 88 new coronavirus-related deaths, Dec. 2, for a total of 19,012 fatalities since the beginning of the pandemic.
  • Cyber Monday means major deals for online shoppers.The pandemic has led more people to make purchases online and in a YouTube video released Monday, Florida’s Attorney General Ashley Moody said 60% of consumers plan to do their holiday shopping online this year.
  • State health officials reported 1,736 new COVID-19 cases, Monday, bringing Florida's total to 665,730 cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported 34 new coronavirus-related deaths, Sept. 14, increasing the statewide death toll to 12,800 fatalities.Of the 4,948,075 COVID-19 tests that have been performed in Florida so far, the overall positivity rate has fallen slightly to 13.45%, but the single-day positivity rate for Monday stands at 3.8%.
  • State health officials reported 3,220 new cases of COVID-19, Wednesday, increasing Florida's total to 608,722 cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported 153 new coronavirus related deaths, Aug. 26, bringing the statewide death toll to 10,872 fatalities.Wednesday marked the fourth consecutive day health officials reported fewer than 4,000 new cases of the virus in a day. The last time reported new cases were that low was June 16-19.
  • Florida Health officials reported 9,344 new cases of COVID-19, Sunday, increasing the statewide total of 423,855 cases since the start of the pandemic. The Florida Department of Health also reported 77 new coronavirus-related deaths, July 26, bringing the statewide death toll to 5,777 fatalities including 2,667 deaths in long-term care facilities.
  • State health officials reported 9,785 new cases of COVID-19, Wednesday, increasing Florida's total to 379,619 cases of the virus. The Florida Department of Health also reported another 139 coronavirus-related deaths, yesterday, bringing the statewide death toll to 5,345 fatalities.Of the 3,158,741 COVID-19 tests that have been performed in Florida overall, 12.02% have been positive for the virus.
  • There are now more than 100,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Florida. State Health officials reported 2,962 new COVID-19 cases, June 22, bringing the statewide total to 100,217 cases since the pandemic began. Monday’s single day increase was below the daily record of 4,049 cases set on Saturday, but still a significant increase.
  • Florida now has 21,019 confirmed cases of the coronavirus according to the latest update from the state Department of Health. In the past week, health…
  • Florida now has 21,019 confirmed cases of the coronavirus according to the latest update from the state Department of Health. In the past week, health…