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Florida Cases Top 11,500; El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Dies From COVID-19; NWSL Extends Training Moratorium; WrestleMania In An Empty Arena; : Your Coronavirus Update For 4/4


Florida case data is updated at approximately 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. daily. Update: 6:25 p.m. Florida cases top 11,500, death toll nears 200 Florida cases continue to climb, with 11,545 positive cases now reported in the state. 195 people have died from COVID-19. 1,470 people have been admitted to hospital. Orange County has the most cases in Central Florida, with 657 cases. 87 people have been hospitalized and 8 people have died from COVID-19. Hover over the map for the latest case numbers in other counties. El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy dies from COVID-19 The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy has died from COVID-19. 41 year old Jeff Hopkins had been with the sheriff’s office …
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UCF Graduation Goes Virtual Due To COVID-19 Crowd Restrictions


Graduation is a milestone in a student’s life. It’s a time for graduates to reflect on their hard work and be recognized for their achievements. But this semester’s graduation ceremony isn’t going to look the same, due to COVID-19. In compliance with the State University System of Florida’s directions, the University of Central Florida is rescheduling all spring 2020 graduation ceremonies. UCF said on its website that it will host a virtual commencement. This means students will have to reevaluate their plans for celebrating graduation. Many students have taken to social media to express their disappointment. UCF senior and mathematics major Jay Nulph said an online ceremony would feel cheap. “I’m quite upset,” he said. “I was actually really …
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Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings speaks to media on Friday April 3rd. Image: Orange TV
Central Florida News

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 …
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