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Joe Byrnes

Joe Byrnes

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Joe Byrnes came to WMFE/WMFV from the Ocala Star-Banner and The Gainesville Sun, where he worked as a reporter and editor for several years. Joe graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans and turned to journalism after teaching. He enjoys freshwater fishing and family gatherings.



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Your Friday coronavirus updates: More than 25,000 Floridians have died with COVID-19; Lake County plans second doses; Seminole cancels text alerts



 More than 25,000 Floridians have died with COVID-19 As of today, more than 25,000 Floridians have died with COVID-19. The state added 272 residents to its death toll — and five non-residents. The number of new cases in Florida rose each day this week. The Florida Department of Health reported 13,719 new cases from Thursday. Orange County added 36 deaths in today’s coronavirus report. So far 893 county residents have died. Statewide the test positive rate was 12.4 percent on Thursday. It was above 11 percent throughout Central Florida. Sumter County was the region’s worst with 17.7 percent of new test results coming back positive. Osceola was next with 17.1 percent. About one and quarter million people have received …