ORLANDO, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health reported 8,892 new cases of coronavirus on Monday as the deadline for Central Florida parents to select a learning model for their students that is rapidly approaching before the start of school.
Monday’s positive cases bring the total of all confirmed cases of the state’s coronavirus since the disease was first detected in the state on March 1 to 432,747. The positivity rate for new cases compared to those tested on Sunday was 11.39%, according to the DOH.
Over the weekend, Florida overtook New York, which was considered the epicenter of the virus in the US until a few weeks ago. New York has reported 411,736 cases, however Florida’s COVID-19 death toll is much lower. New York has reported 25,106 deaths since March.
FDOH also reported a total of 6,049 deaths, 5,931 resident deaths and 118 non-resident deaths. The state reported 77 new deaths from COVID-19 on Monday.
The Florida Health Care Administration Agency board, as of 10:30 am Monday, reported that 9,095 people are receiving treatment at medical centers across the state due to complications from COVID-19.
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Here are three things to know for Monday, July 27:
- Vaccine trials: The world’s largest COVID-19 vaccine study began Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers who helped test vaccines created by the US government, one of several candidates in the final stretch of the world race. of vaccines. The experimental vaccine was developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc. Click here to read more about the trials.
- The school choice deadline is approaching: In Orange County, parents have until 5 pm on Monday to choose one of three learning options for their children: face-to-face learning, the Orange County Virtual School, or LaunchED @ Home, which is a distance learning that reflects face-to-face learning face instruction Parents of Central Florida students can find everything they need to know about their district’s back-to-school plan at ClickOrlando.com/backtoschool.
- Bars and breweries work with the state to reopen: Department of Business and Professional Regulation secretary Halsey Beshears said she will begin discussing her June 26 order banning on-site consumption in bars to try to help stop the spread of COVID-19. “Next week starting Friday, I’m going to set up meetings across Florida with breweries and bars to discuss ideas on how to reopen,” Beshears tweeted Saturday. “We will develop a safe, smart, step-by-step plan based on input, science and relative facts on how to reopen as soon as possible.”
Across the Central Florida region, new deaths were reported in Brevard, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia counties.
Here is a breakdown of coronavirus cases in Central Florida by county:
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