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

Your Wednesday Update: Florida Daily Caseload Continues to Rise, Despite More People Getting Vaccinated

Photo: Docusign


Florida reported 5,885 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday bringing the total number of cases in residents to 2,096,747. 

According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University and analyzed by NPR, that’s a 5 percent increase in daily cases from last week and a 20 percent increase from two weeks ago.

The state added 42 deaths today, for a total of 33,822 Floridians who have died from the virus while more than 86,000 people in the state have been hospitalized.

About 6,630,107 Floridians have been vaccinated.

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

Gov. Ron DeSantis Allocates 30,000 COVID-19 Vaccines To Inmates

Florida inmates are next in line to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Read more here.

At Disney World, Smiles Won’t Be Hidden For Much Longer

Starting Thursday, visitors to the theme park resort will be able to remove their masks temporarily for outdoor photos. Read more here.

Toronto Suspends In-Person Classes As Cases Surge In Canada’s Most-Populous Province

All elementary and secondary school students in Toronto will return to remote learning Wednesday and will remain home until at least April 18. Read more here.

Biden Says All Adults Will Be Vaccine Eligible By April 19

The president said states must open vaccine eligibility to all U.S. residents 18 and older by April 19, about two weeks ahead of his initial May 1 deadline. Read more here.


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

Danielle Prieur

About Danielle Prieur

Reporter

Danielle Prieur is a general reporter for 90.7 News. She studied journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and interned at 101.9 WDET. She is originally from the metro Detroit area.

TOP