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Coronavirus Live Updates: Statewide Coronavirus Cases Reach 66,000 Mark


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Statewide Coronavirus Cases Reach 66,000 Mark

Updated Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.

Florida reached 66,000 positive cases of COVID-19 as Florida’s Department of Health confirmed an additional 1,096 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. Florida has a total of 66,000 confirmed positive cases, according to the state's health department.

Tuesday's update also included the announcement of 53 new deaths, increasing the statewide number to 2,765. Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties make up 1,508 of those reported deaths. Monroe County has reported four deaths due to COVID-19. 

— WLRN News

DeSantis: Palm Beach’s COVID-19 Increases Because Of No Mask-Wearing

Updated Tuesday at 7 a.m.

Assessing the trends in coronavirus cases in South Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested Monday the willingness of residents to wear masks is playing a role.

And the governor warned about outbreaks among farm workers. “You don’t want those folks mixing with the general public if you have an outbreak," he said.

As DeSantis touted the decline in the rate of positive test results in Miami-Dade County, the state’s coronavirus hot spot, and in Broward, he said the rate hasn’t progressed as well in Palm Beach County.

One factor he raised was wearing of masks, which is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help curb the spread of the virus.

To read more, visit our news partner at the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

- Anthony Man/Sun Sentinel

Beaches Set To Reopen On Wednesday

Updated Tuesday at 7 a.m.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez confirmed on Monday that beaches will reopen on Wednesday, since shutting down in mid March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The county began to reopen more businesses this week with gyms, tattoo shops, short-term rentals and dog parks.

Casinos, movie theaters, bowling alleys, and large gathering areas are still closed.

- WLRN News