Tag Archives: Orlando

DeSantis to Unveil Plan to Reopen Florida

President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

STATEWIDE — Gov. Ron DeSantis will unveil his plan Wednesday to reopen Florida as the statewide safer-at-home order expires Thursday night. And one of the White House recommendations for opening up is adequate testing. Charter Communications has temporarily opened its live stream free to the public. You can watch Spectrum News …

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Florida CFO Wants China to Pay Restitution for Coronavirus

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida’s chief financial officer, Jimmy Patronis, is demanding that China pay for the coronavirus outbreak.  The CFO says the Communist Party of China’s response to the early outbreak of the virus harmed Florida. He sent a letter to the Chinese ambassador to the U.S. that demands financial …

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Track Orlando’s COVID-19 cases by neighborhood

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando residents can now track coronavirus cases down to their neighborhood, thanks to an online COVID-19 data tracker city officials are offering during the pandemic. The online data dashboard, which can be accessed here, includes the city’s total number of coronavirus cases compared to Orange County and …

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Coronavirus in Florida’s Nursing Homes: 5 Things to Know

(file) nursing home room

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As a coronavirus outbreak in Florida’s nursing homes grows at a ferocious pace, some state lawmakers are demanding more accountability from the state’s nursing home industry, including public disclosure of the names of the affected nursing homes and their residents. Here are five questions asked and answered regarding the …

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Florida Cases of Coronavirus Top 12,000 As Testing Increases

Florida coronavirus testing

STATEWIDE — Florida’s total deaths as a result of coronavirus have passed 200 as the numbers released Sunday show more than 12,000 toal cases in the state. And as Florida cases continue to grow, more people in the state are turning to places to be tested.  In fact, Florida is …

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Florida Coronavirus Cases Pass 11,000

STATEWIDE — The total number of coronavirus cases in Florida has passed 11,000.  The majority of the cases are in the Miami-Dade area but the number of cases have risen quickly in Central Florida and the Tampa Bay area.  Based on the current White House models, health officials predict Florida’s …

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Map shows coronavirus hot zones in Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – With more than 450 cases of coronavirus in Orange County alone, local health officials are pinpointing zipcodes with hot spots around the county, meaning they are seeing more positive cases in those areas. On Wednesday, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said there are certain zip codes …

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Florida Department of Health Says 750+ Coronavirus Cases

Many places in Florida, like hotels, have installed hand sanitizer dispensers for guests and visitors to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. (Anthony Leone/Spectrum News)

STATEWIDE — The Florida Department of Health on Saturday said there are dozens more coronavirus cases in the state.  Currently, there are 706 confirmed cases in Florida residents and 57 cases in non-Florida residents. As recently as Friday evening, there were 563 cases. There are now 12 deaths in Florida, compared …

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