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Coronavirus Live Updates: Florida's Coronavirus Cases Increase By 4,651, Resident Death Toll Pushes Closer To 17,000

A coronavirus awareness sign around the U.S. Capitol encourages social distancing.
A coronavirus awareness sign around the U.S. Capitol encourages social distancing.

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Florida's Coronavirus Cases Increase By 4,651, Resident Death Toll Pushes Closer To 17,000

Updated Monday at 12:12 p.m.

Florida surpassed 800,000 positive cases of COVID-19 as Florida’s Department of Health confirmed an additional 4,651 cases of COVID-19 on Monday.

Florida now has a total of 812,063 confirmed positive cases, according to the state's health department.

Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Broward counties make up 1,815 of the newly reported cases. Monroe County added 32 new cases overall.

Monday’s update also included the announcement of 45 new resident deaths, increasing the statewide number of Floridians who died to 16,834.

— By WLRN News

More Than 1,000 Miami Students Are Likely Under A COVID Quarantine, Teachers Union Says

Updated Monday at 7:27 a.m.

The number of Miami-Dade County public school students in quarantine due to increased cases of COVID-19 a month into the return to in-person learning is likely more than 1,000, according to the teachers union.

This comes as almost 100 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus were added this week to the district’s online dashboard that keeps track of the disease in public schools.

“We know there are thousands of students who are quarantined,” said Karla Hernandez-Mats, president of United Teachers of Dade.

— By David Goodhue / The Miami Herald

Read more from our news partner at The Miami Herald.

Fewer Snowbirds Flocking To Florida As COVID-19 Persists

Updated Monday at 7:13 a.m.

The annual migration of snowbirds to South Florida has begun, but you may not notice.

As COVID-19 cases spike across the nation, South Floridians who usually watch beaches and restaurants fill up with out-of-towners are wondering the same thing: How big will this year’s flock be?

Not as big as usual.

— By David Lyons / The South Florida Sun Sentinel

Read more from our news partner at The South Florida Sun Sentinel.