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Coronavirus Live Updates: Statewide Coronavirus Cases Pass 58,000, Increase By More Than 1,300

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This post will be updated today, Wednesday, June 3, with the latest information on COVID-19 in South Florida.

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Statewide Coronavirus Cases Pass 58,000, Increase By More Than 1,300

Updated Wednesday at 12:05 p.m.

Florida surpassed 58,000 positive cases of COVID-19 as Florida’s Department of Health confirmed an additional 1,317 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. Florida has a total of 58,764 confirmed positive cases, according to the state's health department.

Wednesday's update also included the announcement of 36 new deaths, increasing the statewide number to 2,566. Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties make up 1,408 of those reported deaths. Monroe County has reported four deaths due to COVID-19. 

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Governor Ron DeSantis Under Pressure To Open Bars

Updated Wednesday, 7 a.m.
 

 
Local elected officials are telling the governor that bar and nightclub owners whose businesses rely on alcohol for 50 percent of revenue are getting desperate watching from the sidelines, a month into the first phase of the state’s reopening from the coronavirus pandemic.

 
 
Read more via the News Service of Florida.

 
 
- Jim Turner/News Service of Florida