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Coronavirus Live Updates: Florida Adds More Than 1,200 New Cases, 55 New Resident Deaths

The Miami Herald
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Florida Adds More Than 1,200 New Cases, 55 New Resident Deaths

Updated Wednesday at 4:10 p.m.

Florida’s Department of Health confirmed an additional 1,234 positive cases of COVID-19 Wednesday. The state has a total of 2,327,989 confirmed positive cases, according to the state's health department.

Wednesday's update also included the announcement of 55 new resident deaths, increasing the statewide number of Floridians who died to 36,924. Including non-residents, the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 37,655.

Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties make up 12,417 of those reported deaths. Monroe County has reported 51 deaths due to COVID-19.

— WLRN News

Miami Won’t Have 4th Of July Fireworks Downtown. Expect A Smaller Neighborhood Show

Updated Wednesday at 5:30 a.m.

One of the largest Fourth of July fireworks displays in Miami-Dade County won’t take place this year after officials decided COVID still poses too much of a threat to open Bayfront Park to tens of thousands of visitors.

“To ensure the safety and health of our residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bayfront Park Management Trust will not be moving forward with the Fourth of July” fireworks show, Jose Solano, the Trust’s executive director, told the Miami Herald.

Solano said the event costs about $120,000 for the semi-autonomous city of Miami agency to produce, and estimated average attendance is 45,000. The annual show is also a popular draw for boaters, who anchor out in Biscayne Bay to watch the pyrotechnics.

— By Joey Flechas / The Miami Herald

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Reunited After A Year, Miami Celebrates The Class Of 2021 With In-Person Graduations

Updated Wednesday at 5:28 a.m.

The Class of 2021 has never known life without “Finding Nemo” or “SpongeBob SquarePants.” They’ve never had to rewind a VHS tape or contend with text message limits. They are as old as the first Apple iTunes store.

And they never could’ve imagined living through a global pandemic during their senior year.

On Tuesday, they got the chance to celebrate, surmounting every challenge that came their way at in-person graduation ceremonies — an event that was unimaginable a year ago. Miami-Dade County Public Schools began its weeklong marathon of 65 graduation ceremonies with Coral Gables Senior High School.

— By David Brothers, David Goodhue, Asta Hemenway and Colleen Wright / The Miami Herald

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