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Coronavirus Live Updates: Gov. DeSantis Extends Moratorium On Evictions, More Than 57,000 FL Cases

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Miami Herald
Gov. Ron DeSantis

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Florida Coronavirus Cases Total More Than 57,000, Deaths Increase By 70

Updated Tuesday, 11:45 a.m.

As of June 2, Florida's total of positive coronavirus cases was more than 57,000 and with a death toll of 2,530. Miami-Dade's cases increased by 85, with a total of 18,224. The death toll reported in the county increased by 20 and continues to be the highest in the state.
 
Broward County's cases increased by 52, with a total of 7,248, with a death toll of 317. After two days of no new deaths reported in Palm Beach County, it rose by 14 on Tuesday. Case total in the county was 6,219, an increase of 84.  Monroe County's coronavirus cases stayed at 109. No new deaths were reported.

- Sherrilyn Cabrera/WLRN News

Governor Ron DeSantis Extends Moratorium On Evictions

Updated Tuesday, 7 a.m.
 
Gov. Ron DeSantis extended a ban on residential evictions in Florida for another month.
 
Tenants and landlords statewide had anxiously waited for a decision from the governor on Monday as to whether he could extend a moratorium for a second time since it was invoked in early April.
 
He acted late Monday by setting a new expiration date for 12:01 a.m. on July 1. 
 
Read more at our news partner, The South Florida Sun Sentinel.
 
- David Lyons and Brooke Baitinger/Sun Sentinel