Tracking coronavirus: Florida reports record 173 deaths, highest single-day jump since pandemic began

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

5:30 p.m. --  President Donald Trump says he has scrubbed his planned Republican National Convention scheduled for Florida next month, citing a "flare-up" of the coronavirus. Details HERE.

4:30 p.m. -- Orange County has sent our "strike teams" to enforce mask mandate.

4:00 p.m. -- Osceola County announces fines for mask violations.

12:35 p.m. -- Gov. Ron DeSantis is giving a coronavirus update from Melbourne. 

12:15 p.m. -- A 9-year-old girl in Putnam County, Florida has died from novel coronavirus, making her the youngest in the state to pass away from the virus.

11:00 a.m. -- The Florida Department of Health announced the highest single-day number of deaths in Florida since the outbreak began. The department says another 173 people have died, bringing the Florida resident total to 5,518. There are now 389,868 cases statewide after adding 10,249 more cases. 

10:22 a.m. -- Gov. Ron DeSantis will give a coronavirus briefing at 12:30 p.m. in Melbourne. 

10:00 a.m. -- Thirteen Roman Catholic nuns from the same Michigan convent died from the coronavirus in a deadly wave that claimed 12 in just one month. Details HERE.

9:44 a.m. -- The number of laid-off Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week for the first time since the pandemic struck in March, evidence of the deepening economic pain the outbreak is causing to the economy. Details HERE.

8:17 a.m. -- The Osceola County School District is joining other districts in delaying the start of sports in the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic. New schedule HERE.

7:00 a.m. -- Coronavirus cases are rising in Florida's nursing homes. Over the last five days, there have been 816 new cases.    

The state is now taking action by sending teams to investigate. Read more HERE.

5:30 a.m. -- Unemployed Americans depending on the additional $600 weekly unemployment benefit could see the end of it soon. The benefit is set to expire July 31 unless Congress passes legislation to extend the benefits. More HERE.

5:25 a.m. -- Florida brewers are asking the state to let them reopen, as more than 100 businesses may be close to shuttering.

“It’s just really leaving a lot of sales behind or off the table, were not able to do because these people aren’t able to sit down for a beer or two,” said Charles Frizzell, who owns Broken Strings Brewery.  

5:00 a.m. -- Gov. Ron DeSantis said Florida’s 67 school districts should have the option to delay the start of school “a few weeks” and should not force teachers and parents to return to school if they have underlying medical conditions or if they “just don’t feel comfortable with in-person instruction.” More HERE.

4:30 a.m. -- In the age of routine hand sanitizer use to protect against the novel coronavirus, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging consumers to be wary of at least 75 such products because they may contain a toxic chemical. List HERE.

4:00 a.m. -- The Florida Department of Health reports there are 379,619 cases of coronavirus, an increase of 9,785 since Tuesday's report. Another 139 Florida residents have died, bringing the death toll to 5,345. 


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