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  • State health officials reported 3,377 new COVID-19 cases, Monday, for a total of 782,013 cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported 20 new coronavirus-related deaths, Oct. 26, increasing the statewide death toll to 16,652 fatalities.Over the past seven days, the single-day average number of new infections reported stands at just over 4,135 cases. The average number of daily deaths reported over the past week comes to 61 fatalities a day.
  • State health officials reported 3,356 new COVID-19 cases, Thursday bringing Florida's total to 744,988 cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported 141 new coronavirus-related deaths, Oct. 15, increasing the statewide death toll to 15,932 fatalities.Of the 5,650,724 COVID-19 tests that have been reported in Florida so far, the overall positivity rate stands at 13.18% and the state health department reports the latest single day positivity rate fell slightly from the previous day to 5.16%.
  • State health officials reported 1,533 new COVID-19 cases, Monday, bringing Florida's total to 736,024 cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported 48 new coronavirus-related deaths, Oct. 12, increasing the statewide death toll 15,559 fatalities.Of the 5,574,469 COVID-19 tests that have been reported in Florida so far, the overall positivity rate stands at 13.2% and the latest single-day positivity rate increased to 4.25%.
  • State health officials reported nearly 5,600 new COVID-19 cases, Sunday bringing Florida's total to 734,491 cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported 180 new coronavirus-related deaths, Oct. 11, increasing the statewide death toll to 15,552 fatalities.Sunday's single day case load increase was larger than what the health department has been reporting recently, after health officials did not update the state's coronavirus online dashboard Saturday, for the first time in seven months.
  • State health officials reported 3,266 new COVID-19 cases, Tuesday, marking the largest single-day increase since Sept. 19 when more than 3,500 new cases were reported.This comes one day after the Florida Department of Health reported the lowest single-day increase since June 2.Health officials also reported 106 new coronavirus-related deaths, Sept. 29, increasing the statewide death toll to 14,313 fatalities since the beginning of the pandemic. On Monday, health officials reported just five new deaths, marking the lowest single day increase in fatalities since May 31.Overall, Florida health officials have reported 704,568 COVID-19 cases.
  • State health officials reported 738 new COVID-19 cases, Monday, marking Florida's lowest single-day increase in cases since June 2.There now have been a total of 701,302 confirmed cases of the virus in the state.The Florida Department of Health also reported just five new coronavirus-related deaths, Sept. 28, increasing the statewide death toll to 14,207 fatalities.
  • State health officials reported 1,882 new COVID-19 cases, Sunday, bringing Florida's total to 700,564 cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported 10 new coronavirus-related deaths, Sept. 27, increasing the statewide death toll to 14,202 fatalities.On Saturday, Florida health officials reported 2,795 new COVID-19 cases and 107 deaths.
  • State health officials reported 2,541 new COVID-19 cases, Thursday bringing Florida's total to 693,040 cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported 177 new coronavirus-related deaths, Sept. 24, increasing the statewide death toll to 13,961 fatalities.Of the 5,186,646 COVID-19 tests that have been reported in Florida so far, the overall positivity rate has reduced to 13.36% and the latest single-day positivity rate fell to 4.44% after rising about the five percent threshold in the previous two days.
  • State health officials reported 1,685 new COVID-19 cases, Monday, bringing Florida's total to 685,439 cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported 21 new coronavirus-related deaths, Sept. 21, increasing the statewide death toll to 13,480 fatalities.Monday’s state data comes as the death toll from the virus nationally has now topped 200,000 fatalities.
  • The Laboratory Theater of Florida in Fort Myers is preparing to kick off its 12th season with a somewhat modified production of Dennis Giacino’s hilarious show “Disenchanted: a new Musical Comedy.”The Laboratory Theater won’t be opening the physical theater doors to patrons just yet. Rather, they’ve created an audio-visual hybrid film and stage production that people will be able to experience virtually while practicing social distancing in their very own homes.We’ll learn about the show and the ways the Laboratory Theater has been rising to the challenges of COVID-19 with founder and Artistic Director Annette Trossbach.