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Abe Aboraya

Abe Aboraya

Health Reporter

Abe Aboraya started writing for newspapers in High School. After graduating from the University of Central Florida in 2007, he spent a year traveling and working as a freelance reporter for the Seattle Times and the Seattle Weekly, and working for local news websites in the San Francisco Bay area. Most recently Abe worked as a reporter for the Orlando Business Journal. He comes from a family of health care workers.

Recent Stories from Abe Aboraya

Image: Institute for Health Metrics Evaluation

Florida’s Coronavirus Peak Expected April 21

Florida’s projected peak of COVID-19 cases is now expected to come sooner. Researchers at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation now say Florida will have its peak April 21, with 242 people dying in a single day. 

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings speaks to media on Friday April 3rd. Image: Orange TV

Florida Cases Pass 10,000; Multi County Approach Needed For Surge, Transportation Sales Tax On Hold: Your Coronavirus Update For 4/3

Florida case data is updated at approximately 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. daily. Updated 6:30 p.m. More than 10,000 cases in Florida Florida now has 10,268 coronavirus cases. 170 people have died from COVID-19 and 1,334 people have been admitted to hospital. Miami Dade is the hardest hit county with 3,364 cases. 95,835 people have been tested for coronavirus. Updated 5:44 p.m. Multi county approach needed to deal with coronavirus surge, says Mayor Jerry Demings Matthew Peddie, WMFE Orange County mayor Jerry Demings says he’s working with neighboring counties to figure out how to deal with an expected surge in coronavirus patients. Orange County now has 602 cases, with 82 hospitalizations and seven deaths from COVID-19. “We agree that …

Disney Furloughing Employees; Florida Case Count Hits 9,000; DeSantis Pledges More Resources To State Unemployment Assistance Program: Your Coronavirus Update 4/2

Florida case data is updated at approximately 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. daily. Updated 7:19 p.m. Disney to furlough employees Matthew Peddie, WMFE The Walt Disney Company says it will begin furloughing employees on April 19th. Disney employees have been paid through the theme park closures and will continue to receive pay and benefits up until April 18th. “However, with no clear indication of when we can restart our businesses, we’re forced to make the difficult decision to take the next step and furlough employees whose jobs aren’t necessary at this time,” the company said in a statement. Disney said affected workers would receive full healthcare benefits, and the company would pay the cost of employee and company premiums. Updated …

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