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Your Friday Coronavirus Update: Florida Reports 5,306 New Coronavirus Cases, 77 Additional Deaths

Photo: Mick Haupt
Photo: Mick Haupt

Florida has reported 5,306 new coronavirus cases today for a total of 2,233,518 cases. 

According to data collected by Johns Hopkins and analyzed by NPR, the average number of daily coronavirus cases this week is around 5,311 new cases a day. 

That’s a 13 percent decrease from last week’s daily caseload and a 15 percent decrease from the daily numbers two weeks ago. 

The state has added 77 new coronavirus-related deaths for a death toll of 35,161 residents. 

More than 90,400 people have been hospitalized in the state. About 8,808,680 people have gotten their vaccine. 

Here are some coronavirus-related stories you might have missed: 

‘Doctor Of The Poor’s’ Beatification A Bright, ‘Hopeful’ Moment Amid Florida Venezuelans’ Despair

The Vatican on Friday will beatify Dr. José Gregorio Hernández, whose work for the needy is an inspiration to fellow Venezuelans during their humanitarian crisis. Read more here.
Pediatricians Weigh In On What’s Safe And Not Safe For Unvaccinated Children

NPR’s Audie Cornish talks with pediatricians Dr. Nia Heard-Garris of Northwestern and Dr. Jose Romero, Arkansas Secretary of Health, about what’s safe and not safe to do with unvaccinated children. Read more here.
Pandemic Pomp And Circumstance: Graduation Looks Different This Year (Again)

Most of the class of 2020 experienced canceled or online-only graduation ceremonies, but this year many colleges are finding creative ways to celebrate their graduates in person. Read more here.
Orange County Department Of Health’s Vaccination Trailer Will Make House (And Business) Calls To Get More Shots In Arms

The Orange County Department of Health will start coming out to businesses and places of worship to vaccinate small groups of people by request. Read more here.

Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter and fill-in host at WMFE.