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Coronavirus Live Updates: Statewide Coronavirus Cases Increase By 2,056, Resident Death Toll Surpasses 12,000

A medic drives an ambulance at the Life Care Center of Kirkland, Wash, which has been linked to most of the COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. so far.

This post will be updated today, Wednesday, Sept. 9, and through the week with the latest information on COVID-19 in South Florida.

WLRN staff continues to add to community resource lists, including this article on where kids and families can get food while schools are closed, and this post about whether and where to get tested for coronavirus.

The dedicated website for the Florida Department of Health, including information about symptoms and numbers of cases, can be found here.

The dedicated website from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can be found here.

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Statewide Coronavirus Cases Increase By 2,056, Resident Death Toll Surpasses 12,000

Updated Wednesday at 11:35 a.m.

Florida surpassed 650,000 positive cases of COVID-19 as Florida’s Department of Health confirmed an additional 2,056 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

Florida now has a total of 652,148 confirmed positive cases, according to the state's health department. Wednesday’s numbers show a minor uptick in the single day infection count after South Florida saw a recent steady decline in COVID-19 cases.

Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Broward counties make up 660 of the newly reported cases. Monroe County only added one case overall.

Wednesday’s update also included the announcement of 200 new resident deaths, increasing the statewide number of Florida residents who died up to 12,115.

— By WLRN News

Broward County Schools Offering Live Webinars To Help Parents With Virtual Learning

Updated Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Starting Thursday, Broward County Public Schools is offering three live webinars to help parents make the most of their kids’ online learning experiences, as schools remain closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first webinar is for parents of pre-kindergartners through first graders and will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10. Others — for grades two to five and six to 12 — will follow, taking place at the same times on Sept. 14 and 17, respectively.

The webinars will be offered in English with closed captioning in the following languages: Spanish, Haitian-Creole, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese and Vietnamese.

More than 20,000 parents attended a series of webinars the district offered in August, according to a statement from the district.

To access the webinars, click here.

—Jessica Bakeman/WLRN News