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Amid concerns over coronavirus, the city of Orlando held its annual fireworks celebration online — a pre-recorded compilation of firework displays over the past few years
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Your Sunday Update: Nearly 10,000 new COVID-19 Cases Reported Saturday, Fourth of July Holiday Fuels Worry About Skyrocket COVID Cases, MLS Delays Due To Positive Tests, Trump Signs Small Business Loan Program Extension


Florida reported 9,999 new positive cases Saturday, following a record-setting Friday which saw 11,443 cases reported. Florida is now reporting 200,111 total cases, with 197,076 of those positive considered Florida residents. Eight deaths were reported to the state dashboard Saturday. The numbers were reported to the state’s COVID-9 dashboard Sunday. The state’s positivity rate increased slightly to 17.02 percent.
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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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The Florida DOH announced two fatalities from coronavirus Friday night. Photo: CDC @cdc
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Florida Health Department says Two people who Tested Positive for Coronavirus Have Died in the State


Two people who tested positive for the new coronavirus have died in Florida, marking the first deaths on the East Coast attributed to the outbreak in the U.S., health officials said Friday. Helen Aguirre Ferre, a spokeswoman for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, confirmed the deaths on Twitter, writing the individuals were in their 70s and had traveled overseas. She promised in her tweet that updates would be provided regularly as they become available, and did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment Saturday. .@HealthyFla has announced 3 new presumptive positive Florida #COVID19 cases: 2 in Broward County that are isolated and 1 in Lee County that is deceased. A previously-announced case in Santa Rosa County is also …
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