90.7 WMFE and 89.5 WMFV are Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming and Classical Music. Part of the community since 1965, providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

On Saturday, Florida again tops 100 coronavirus deaths; hospitalizations fall

Photo: CDC @cdc

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is reporting mixed statistics on the coronavirus outbreak. It again recorded more than 100 deaths Saturday but also saw its number of infections and hospitalizations continue falling.

The state recorded 106 confirmed coronavirus deaths Saturday, the 17th time in August that the state has exceeded 100 recorded fatalities in a day.

There are some positive signs, too. The state reported 4,300 new cases Saturday, continuing a downward trend that has seen the number drop from above 10,000 new cases per day a month ago.

Hospitalizations have also been declining. There were about 4,800 patients being treated Saturday, compared to 9,500 a month ago.

Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

Your trusted news source for the latest Central Florida news, updates on special programs and more.

Stay tuned in to our local news coverage: Listen to 90.7 WMFE on your FM or HD radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” and you’ll be connected.

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity