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Coronavirus Live Updates: Miami-Dade Beaches Set To Reopen Wednesday

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Statewide testing has increased and so have the number of positive results.

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Miami-Dade Beaches Set To Reopen Wednesday

Updated Monday at 3:45 p.m.

Beaches in Miami-Dade County will reopen to the public for the first time since being shut down March 19, due to the coronavirus.

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez hinted at the decision during a Monday press conference and later confirmed the decision would become official later that afternoon.

Gimenez also announced that a countywide curfew — enacted after local police brutality protests following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor — would be lifted Monday night, after being in effect for nearly 10 days.

The curfew began May 30 and required residents to be off the streets by 10 p.m. That timing changed over the following days — being pushed back to midnight and most recently moved up to 9 p.m. 

— Lance Dixon/WLRN News

Statewide Coronavirus Cases Pass 64,000

Updated Monday at 1 p.m.

Florida surpassed 64,000 positive cases of COVID-19 as Florida’s Department of Health confirmed an additional 966 cases of COVID-19 on Monday. Florida has a total of 64,904 confirmed positive cases, according to the state's health department.

Monday's update also included the announcement of 12 new deaths, increasing the statewide number to 2,712. Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties make up 1,483 of those reported deaths. Monroe County has reported four deaths due to COVID-19. 

— WLRN News

Miami Is Opening More Businesses, Here's Where You Can Go Starting Today

Updated Monday at 8 a.m

More businesses are reopening Monday, including gyms, tattoo shops and massage parlors, and banquet halls. You'll still have to wear a mask and might have to wait outside if there are too many people inside the business. 

Summer camps can also open, but the ultimate decision is up to the camps. Short-term rentals and dog parks also reopened.

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

-Gerard Albert III/WLRN News