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Your Wednesday Coronavirus Update: Daily Coronavirus Cases in Florida Are Lowest Since Last Fall

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Florida reported 1,234 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the lowest daily caseload numbers in over eight months. 

With these new cases, the total number of cases in the state is now at 2,327,989. 

According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University and analyzed by NPR, the average daily caseload this week is 1,849 cases a day. 

That’s a 24 percent decrease from last week’s daily case numbers and a 40 percent decrease from the daily caseload two weeks ago.

The state also added 55 new COVID-19-related deaths bringing the death toll to 36,924 people. 

More than 95,430 people have been hospitalized. Some 10,365,752 Floridians have gotten vaccinated with the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

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

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Orlando International Airport Almost Reached Pre-Pandemic Travel Levels This Memorial Day Weekend

Air traffic at Orlando International Airport was up by 500 percent this Memorial Day Weekend compared with the same time last year. Read more here.

Guns, Trucks And Trips: West Virginia Expands Prizes For Vaccinated Residents

Several states, including Ohio, California, Colorado and Maryland, have created vaccination incentive programs to get more teens and adults fully immunized from the coronavirus. Read more here.

CDC Move To Limit Investigations Into COVID Breakthrough Infections Sparks Concerns

The CDC will now track only cases of breakthrough infections in which COVID-19 vaccines fail on people who get hospitalized or die. But critics say that’s shortsighted and cuts off valuable data. Read more here.

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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 »