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Cumulative Total Passes 800,000 As Florida Adds 5,000 New Cases

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Cumulative total passes 800,000 as Florida adds 5,000 new cases

Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Florida added 5,444 new coronavirus cases and 73 new COVID-19 fatalities Friday. It’s highest number of new cases in the past two weeks.

The state has now reported more than 800,216 cases and 16,927 deaths since March.

Orange County has had more than 46,000 cases, the most of any county in Central Florida.

The Agency for Health Care Administration is reporting 2,349 hospitalizations for a primary diagnosis of COVID-19.

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Disney World lays off 720 performers because of pandemic

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With many of its live entertainment shows gone dark because of the coronavirus, Walt Disney World is laying off 720 actors and singers. Read more here.


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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