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Coronavirus Live Updates: Florida Adds 8,376 Coronavirus Cases And Reports Nearly 100 Deaths

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A man is fined by Miami Beach Code Compliance for violating the city’s mandatory face-mask rule on July 23.

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Florida adds 8,376 coronavirus cases and reports nearly 100 deaths

Updated Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

Florida’s Department of Health on Wednesday confirmed 8,376 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s known total to 961,676. Also, 97 new resident deaths were announced, bringing the resident toll to 18,254.

Two new non-resident deaths were also announced, bringing the non-resident toll to 228, according to Florida’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard.

Miami-Dade County reported 2,120 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 and three new deaths, according to Florida’s Department of Health. The county has a total of 220,414 confirmed cases and 3,792 deaths.

— By Michelle Marchante / The Miami Herald

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Miami Beach Police Can Now Issue Face-Mask Citations To People Who Violate COVID Order

Updated Wednesday at 6:40 a.m.

After an executive order from Gov. Ron DeSantis led the city of Miami Beach to stop enforcing its COVID-19 mask mandate, the city has authorized police to start issuing citations to anyone who refuses to wear a facial covering leading up to Thanksgiving and over the weekend.

Under the city’s new enforcement plan, police will only issue a citation if the violator refuses to wear a mask provided to them. The policy change, announced Tuesday by city manager Jimmy Morales, goes into effect Wednesday and will last at least through the weekend.

The citations will carry a $50 fine, to be collected when legally allowed. Police will enforce the order in commercial corridors citywide.

— By Martin Vassolo / The Miami Herald

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South Florida Airports Project 35-40% Drop In Travel From Past Thanksgiving Holidays

Updated Wednesday at 6:36 a.m.

People across Palm Beach County and the country are on the move during this Thanksgiving week, as they are each year. But the numbers will be lower, and journeys perhaps more fraught, as the world marks nearly a year under the constraints of the coronavirus pandemic.

While giving up family gatherings is painful, it's critical to prevent even more COVID-19 surges, which would damage Palm Beach County's tourism industry even further, said Glenn Jergensen, the Tourist Development Council's executive director.

"We've got to get beyond this," Jergensen said Tuesday. "One blip is not going to help the recovery for season."

— By Eliot Kleinberg and Hannah Morse / The Palm Beach Post

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