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Coronavirus Live Updates: Miami-Dade Restaurants, Gyms Closing Again

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This post will be updated today, Monday, July 6, and through the week with the latest information on COVID-19 in South Florida.

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Miami-Dade Restaurants, Gyms Closing Again Under New Order Targeting COVID Surge

Updated Monday at noon

Miami-Dade County restaurants must close dining rooms and gyms must shut down again this week under a planned emergency order by Mayor Carlos Gimenez as he continues to retreat from a May reopening plan that has proven unable to prevent a surge in new coronavirus cases.

“We want to ensure that our hospitals continue to have the staffing necessary to save lives,” Gimenez said in a statement.

The restaurant closure order will allow takeout and delivery to continue, Gimenez said. Last week, Gimenez ordered the closures of casinos, movie theaters and strip clubs while mandating masks in most public spaces.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.

— Douglas Hanks/Miami Herald

Statewide Coronavirus Cases Increase By More Than 6,300, Surpass 206,000

Updated Monday at 11:25 a.m.

Florida surpassed 206,000 positive cases of COVID-19 as Florida’s Department of Health confirmed an additional 6,336 cases of COVID-19 on Monday. Florida has a total of 206,447 confirmed positive cases, according to the state's health department.

-WLRN News

Hospitalizations Rising In Florida

Updated Monday at 7:30 a.m.

Over the course of the past several weeks, hospitalizations and deaths reported on Sundays have been on the rise in Florida. At least 15,895 people have been hospitalized since the start of the outbreak, state records show.

Over a seven-week period from May 10 through June 21, the state reported a cumulative 58 deaths on Sundays alone. In the past two weeks alone, just counting Sundays, the state reported a total of 58 deaths.

Coronavirus-related hospitalizations have also been on the rise over the past five Sundays:

  • Sunday, June 7: 52
  • Sunday, June 14: 69
  • Sunday, June 21: 98
  • Sunday, June 28: 108
  • Sunday, July 5: 161

Read more at the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

— Susannah Bryan/Sun Sentinel