We are keeping track of the latest coronavirus news in southern Florida and across the state.
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COUNTY BROWARD PLANS TO CLOSE THE BEACHES FOR THE WEEKEND OF HOLIDAY
1 pm: Broward County will follow Miami-Dade County̵
Holness’s announcement comes two days after Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez made the same decision for the neighboring county. Florida has had more than 8,000 new COVID-19 cases for three consecutive days since southern Florida has once again emerged as one of the biggest virus hotspots across the country.
CALCULATORS ESTIMATE HOW LONG A VIRUS IN AIRCRAFT, ON SURFACES
twelve o’clock: The Scientific and Technological Directorate of the Department for Internal Security has developed online calculators to estimate how long the coronavirus will remain on surfaces and in the air depending on weather conditions.
“It will calculate the half-life of the virus and it is now very important because the half-life of the virus frankly means that if 1,000 elements of the virus settle on a surface, the half-life means in that specific period of time that the calculator will tell you that half will be lapsed during that time, “acting director William Bryan told WGNO, a New Orleans television station.
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DESANTIS WILL HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE
11 in the morning.: Governor Ron DeSantis will hold a press conference on COVID-19 at 2:30 pm in Pensacola on Sunday. This occurs on the day Florida confirmed 8,530 other confirmed coronavirus cases.
DeSantis will speak from the Ascension of the Sacred Heart of Pensacola. The press conference can be streamed here.
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THE COUNTY OF MONROE SUSPENDS THE ADVERTISING OF DESTINATION TOURISM
10 in the morning: Monroe County Tourism Development Council temporarily suspends publicity for the destination paid on Wednesday as COVID-19 surges in the county containing the Florida Keys.
“We have been suspending our advertising efforts for about two weeks with an abundance of caution to monitor infections and potential hospitalization rates,” said director of tourism development board Stacey Mitchell in a statement. “We will meet with county officials shortly before the end of this period to discuss the situation and plan accordingly.”
The keys reopened tourists on June 1st after spending and have since registered 94 new cases. Before reopening to tourism, Monroe County often had days with no confirmed new cases of COVID-19.
CAPTURE TO START THE DAY
9 in the morning.Here are the coronavirus headlines to inform you of what’s going on in southern Florida and the state early Sunday:
▪ The Florida Department of Health on Saturday confirmed 9,585 additional cases of COVID-19, a new one-day record. The state now has 132,545 confirmed cases.
▪ Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins and her staff have distributed supplies to residents of the Little Havana neighborhoods that emerge as coronavirus hotspots. He is part of a new “rapid response team” to help curb the spread of the virus through education and precautions.
▪ The Florida Keys sounded the pandemic cautiously, closing visitors for weeks and paying because Monroe County had one of the lowest infection rates in Florida. Since reopening on June 1, cases have increased.
▪ Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez said the plan to close the county’s beaches on Independence Day targets “those who are the most irresponsible and endanger the health of our community.” and our economic recovery. “
▪ Not only will the county close the beaches on Independence Day, but the county is also canceling all the meetings of over 50 people for the holiday weekend.
▪ The mayor of Pinecrest, Joseph Corradino, said that house parties are the “biggest problem” in his city, causing the spread of COVID-19.
▪ With pandemic cancellation camps, the limitation of volunteer hours and the reduction in the amount of jobs available, teenagers across South Florida are trying to find ways to be productive, earn money or volunteer hours.
▪ The NBA has unveiled its schedule for the rest of the regular season, which will begin next month in Lake Buena Vista. Miami Heat opens with the Denver Nuggets.