WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on 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

Florida Continues Downward Trend In COVID-19 Cases: Your Monday Covid Update


Florida’s COVID-19 figures continue to head in the right direction.

Florida added 7,695 new COVID-19 cases Sunday. The good news: Florida is averaging 10,275 new cases per day in the last week – a 24 percent drop compared to two weeks ago.

Statewide, 6,100 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, down 11.5 percent from last week.

The bad news: Deaths are still high, averaging 170 per day in the last week.

Epidemiologists are worried, though, that more contagious strains of COVID could move Florida’s numbers the wrong way. Florida has documented 147 cases of the U.K. variant – the most in the U.S.

U.K. experts say this early data suggest this new strain of COVID may be more deadly. Since the start of the pandemic, 1.7 million Floridians have caught COVID-19 and 26,479 have died.

 


WMFE is a partner with Health News Florida, a statewide collaborative reporting on health care.

Health reporting on WMFE is supported in part by AdventHealth.

Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

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

GET THE LATEST
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

Abe Aboraya

About 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 ... Read Full Bio »

TOP