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Tuesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 5,831 new cases, 276 new deaths reported in Florida

tuesday’s coronavirus updates: 5,831 new cases, 276 new deaths reported in florida

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As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, there have been 542,792 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 536,981 Florida residents and 5,811 non-Florida residents. There are 8,553 Florida resident deaths reported, 132 non-resident deaths and 31,354 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.
There have been 4,055,587 tests administered in Florida. A total of 542,792 tests have come back positive, and 3,506,483 tests have come back negative. The remainder are still pending or inconclusive, according to the FDOH website.
*Numbers are released by the DOH daily at approximately 11 a.m.
STATEWIDE NUMBERS
Total number of recorded cases: 542,792 (up from 536,961)Florida resident deaths: 8,553 (up from 8,277)Non-resident deaths: 132 (up from 131)

5,831 total new cases reported Tuesday
276 total new resident deaths reported Tuesday
3 total new non-resident deaths reported Tuesday

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS
Total recorded cases in SWFL: 33,074 (up from 32,883)Deaths: 647 (up from 618)

191 total new cases reported Tuesday
29 new deaths reported Tuesday

Lee County: 16,718 (up from 16,632) – 351 deaths (17 new)Collier County: 10,487 (up from 10,448) – 143 deaths (7 new)Charlotte County: 2,281 (up from 2,257) – 94 deaths (3 new)DeSoto County: 1,377 (up from 1,358) – 18 deaths (2 new)Glades County: 406 (up from 405) – 3 deathsHendry County: 1,805 (up from 1,783) – 38 deaths
Click HERE for a SWFL case-by-case breakdown – updated daily.

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The 34 wildest lines from Donald Trump’s wildly inaccurate coronavirus press conference

the 34 wildest lines from donald trump’s wildly inaccurate coronavirus press conference

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“They’re all at least pretty bad, but that was one of the worst Trump press conferences in a while from a truth standpoint,” tweeted CNN fact checker Daniel Dale. “Fast and furious lying.”I went through the transcript of Trump’s remarks — and his Q&A with reporters — and picked out the lines you really need to see. They’re below.1. “I thought I would start by talking about some mail-in voting that just was revealed, just the news, half a million incorrect absentee ballot applications were sent out all across the state of Virginia, including to many dead people.”Yes, due to a printing error, a group sent more than 500,000 absentee ballot applications with an incorrect return address on them. The group acknowledged the error and the director of elections in Fairfax County (Virginia) told a local TV station that there was no evidence “this organization was acting maliciously.” As for Trump’s claims the ballots were sent to “many dead people,” well, I don’t see any reporting on that. Also, isn’t the press conference supposed to be focused on the US’s fight against coronavirus? And away we go!2. “Our system is not equipped for it. The Post Office is …

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Tracking Coronavirus: Florida reports 276 more COVID-19 deaths, becoming largest single-day jump yet

tracking coronavirus: florida reports 276 more covid-19 deaths, becoming largest single-day jump yet

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article ORLANDO, Fla. – Below is a log of the day’s events as it relates to the global coronavirus pandemic. 10:30 a.m. — The Florida Department of Health on Tuesday reported 5,831 new cases and 276 more deaths. That is the largest single-day jump in deaths yet, breaking the previous record of 257 deaths on July 30th. The statewide total of cases is now at 542,792 since the start of the pandemic, resulting in 8,553 deaths. 7:30 a.m. — The fate of a second stimulus check was thrown into uncertainty last week when White House officials and Democratic leaders missed a self-imposed deadline to cut a deal on another round of emergency coronavirus aid. The latest on if Americans will get a second stimulus check HERE. 6:00 a.m. — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday that authorities have found four cases of the coronavirus in one household from an unknown source. These are the first cases of local transmission in the country in 102 days. Details HERE.5:30 a.m. — Russia on Tuesday became the first country to officially register a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use. In fact, President Vladimir Putin said that one of his daughters has already received it. …

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Tell Your Story: How Are You Coping In The Coronavirus Economy?

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How are you doing financially as the coronavirus economy drags on into fall? We’re listening.

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It has been about five months since the U.S. economy ground to a halt, thanks to stay-at-home orders imposed to stop the spread of the coronavirus. NPR wants to know how the pandemic has affected your job situation, your household finances, your business if you have one and your ability to juggle work and child care. Millions of people have had to seek unemployment benefits, business loans and other help to deal with the economic turmoil. Some employers have permanently closed their doors. And some schools are telling families to prepare again for distance learning. As fall approaches, we want to know: How are you coping? Please fill out the form below. An NPR reporter may contact you for a story.
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New Zealand reinstates coronavirus restrictions after first locally-transmitted case in 102 days

new zealand reinstates coronavirus restrictions after first locally-transmitted case in 102 days

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New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed four new locally transmitted coronavirus cases on Tuesday night, and announced that New Zealand’s most populous city, Auckland, will temporarily see level three restrictions introduced for three days starting from midday on Wednesday. All four of the cases were found within one household in South Auckland according to New Zealand’s Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield. He added that none of the new cases had recently traveled outside of New Zealand.”We have been preparing for that time, and that time is now,” said Dr Bloomfield adding that the “health system is well prepared.””In line with our precautionary approach we will be asking Aucklanders to take swift actions with us, as of 12 noon tomorrow, Wednesday August 12, we will be moving Auckland to level 3 restrictions,” said Ardern.She added that this will give health officials time to conduct urgent contact tracing and assess the situation.The new restrictions mean that businesses including restaurants, bars and non-essential shops will have to close. People will also now only be allowed to leave their homes to conduct essential activities such as picking up supplies from grocery stores. Gatherings over 10 people will also be restricted in Auckland. …

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Russia Approves a Vaccine Before Completing Trials

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Here’s what you need to know:Russian vaccine has yet to complete clinical trials but works ‘effectively enough,’ President Putin said.Virus cases have surpassed 20 million worldwide.Trump considers a rule that would block Americans thought to have the virus from returning home.States grapple with how to pay for their part of the unemployment benefits that Trump promised.Britain’s push to open schools may force the closure of one of its beloved institutions: The pub.Image In this video screen grab made available by Moscow’s Sechenov Medical University, a volunteer receives the vaccine developed by the Gamaleya Institute as part of clinical trials.Credit…Sechenov Medical University Press Office, via Getty ImagesRussian vaccine has yet to complete clinical trials but works ‘effectively enough,’ President Putin said.A Russian health care regulator has become the first in the world to approve a vaccine against the coronavirus, President Vladimir V. Putin announced on Tuesday, though the vaccine has yet to complete clinical trials.The Russian dash for a vaccine has already raised international concerns that the country is rushing approval for political or propaganda purposes in the global race to inoculate the public, while cutting corners on testing. …

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Trump’s Order on Coronavirus Relief Alarms Governors as Stimulus Talks Stall

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This briefing has ended. Read live coronavirus updates here.Here’s what you need to know:Governors say Trump’s order on pandemic relief would wreck state budgets.Trump considers a rule that would block Americans thought to have the virus from returning home.Britain’s push to open schools may force it to close pubs.Federal schools on Native American reservations, where infection rates can run high, are told to reopen.The chief health officer in California is out after the state’s virus data tracking system breaks down.Inside a Houston hospital’s battle with the virus. A Chinese company begins human trials for a coronavirus vaccine in Indonesia.Image President Trump at his coronavirus news conference on Monday. Governors across the country on Monday struggled to figure out how to deliver billions more in unemployment benefits to jobless residents.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York TimesGovernors say Trump’s order on pandemic relief would wreck state budgets.Governors across the United States struggled on Monday with how to make good on President Trump’s order that their economically battered states deliver billions more in unemployment benefits to jobless residents.Democrats were harshly critical of Mr. Trump’s …

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Vaccines and asymptomatic spreaders may hold keys to answering Covid-19 mysteries, experts say

vaccines and asymptomatic spreaders may hold keys to answering covid-19 mysteries, experts say

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One of those mysteries: why the experience can be so vastly different from person to person. One expert says the answer may mean taking a closer look at previous vaccines individuals have had. “When we looked in the setting of Covid disease, we found that people who had prior vaccinations with a variety of vaccines — for pneumococcus, influenza, hepatitis and others — appeared to have a lower risk of getting Covid disease,” Dr. Andrew Badley, an infectious disease specialist at Mayo Clinic told CNN’s Anderson Cooper Monday night. It’s what immunologists call immune training: how your immune system creates an effective response to fight off infections, Badley says.”A good analogy is to think of your immune system as being a muscle,” he said. “The more you exercise that muscle, the stronger it will be when you need it.” There’s been no definitive evidence of any other vaccines boosting immunity against Covid-19. But some researchers have suggested it’s possible. In June, a team of researchers in the US proposed giving a booster dose of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine to people to see if it helps prevent the most severe effects of a coronavirus infections. And last …

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Coronavirus: Couple celebrates 70th anniversary with first meal together since pandemic began

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Elsie Archer, 89, who suffers from suspected dementia, has lived at the Discovery Village at Westchase, for nearly one year. Although Joe Archer has been able to visit daily because she receives hospice care, COVID-19 restrictions have limited the length of their visits and any other family members from seeing her as well, WBIR reported.

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