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Your Tuesday Coronavirus Update: Florida Reports More Than 7,450 New COVID-19 Cases, 85 Deaths in Residents

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Florida Reports More Than 7,450 New COVID-19 Cases, 85 Deaths in Residents

The Florida Department of Health reported 7,459 new coronavirus cases and 85 new coronavirus-related deaths in residents on Tuesday.

That brings the total number of cases in the state to 884,625 positive tests in residents and the death toll to 17,644 people since mid-March.

More than 52,320 people have been hospitalized in the state.

Orange County continues to lead Central Florida with the most coronavirus cases, adding 410 new cases in residents today for a total of 52,298 people who have gotten sick with the virus since the start of the pandemic.

Overall in the state, the positivity rate climbed to 8.64 percent.

Here are some coronavirus-related stories you might have missed:


Cruise Liners Must Conduct ‘Test Voyages’ Ordered By The CDC

Alyssa Ramos, WLRN

Cruises were linked to outbreaks at the start of the pandemic until they were grounded. Read more here.

Fried Urges Pause on Toll Road Projects

Blaise Gainey, WFSU 

Fried says the money for that project could be better used as lawmakers face a budget shortfall caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.

Eleven Bars in Orlando Weren’t Following Coronavirus Health Precautions This Weekend: Here’s What Strike Teams Found

Danielle Prieur, WMFE

Eight of the bars that were noncompliant were in downtown Orlando, three were in the UCF area. Read more here.

Ninety TSA Officers At Orlando International Airport Have Gotten Sick With Coronavirus Since the Start of the Pandemic

Danielle Prieur, WMFE 

Cases in TSA officers at MCO continue to rise as they are throughout the general population in Florida. Read more here.

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Danielle Prieur

About Danielle Prieur

Reporter & Fill-in Host

Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter at WMFE. You can hear her reporting on a daily basis on the station. She also fills-in as a host during the morning and afternoon drive times. Her reporting has been featured on NPR, Marketplace, Here & Now, and Vox. Danielle is originally from Rochester Hills, ... Read Full Bio »