Tracking coronavirus: Florida reports another 2,400 cases, 127 deaths

Below is a log of the day's events as it relates to the global coronavirus pandemic.

11:08 a.m. -- The Florida Department of Health on Wednesday reported another 2,402 coronavirus cases, bringing the statewide total to 633,442. The death toll has risen by 127, with the total death toll of Florida residents now at 11,501.

9:47 a.m. -- The Trump administration has issued a directive halting the eviction of certain renters though the end of 2020 to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

8:18 a.m. -- Antibodies that people make to fight the new coronavirus last for at least four months after diagnosis and do not fade quickly as some earlier reports suggested, scientists have found.

Tuesday’s report, from tests on more than 30,000 people in Iceland, is the most extensive work yet on the immune system’s response to the virus over time, and is good news for efforts to develop vaccines.

6:47 a.m. -- In an interview with the Financial Times, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn said a potential emergency authorization for a coronavirus vaccine before the completion of Phase 3 clinical trials would be “appropriate” if his agency found that the benefits outweighed the risks.

5:01 a.m. -- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday he will allow visitors into nursing homes and assisted living facilities, nearly six months after the state blocked visitation during the first wave of coronavirus infections. The restrictions in place HERE.

4:19 a.m. -- A Brevard County elementary school is closed for the rest of the week due to coronavirus.

Golfview Elementary School is set to reopen on Tuesday after the Labor Day holiday on Monday. Read more HERE. 

4:03 a.m. -- The Florida Department of Health on Tuesday reported a statewide total of 631,040 coronavirus cases. This after the state announced it was cutting ties with Quest Diagnostics for not reporting 75,000 COVID-19 results in a timely manner. The death toll in Florida has risen to 11,374.

Florida COVID-19 Interactive Map HERE

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