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COVID-19 in Florida

Pastor Arrested for Violating Florida Rules amid Virus Outbreak

The pastor of a megachurch held two Sunday services with hundreds of people.

Florida’s current situation:

Total Cases Positive Residents Hospitalized Deaths
5,473 5,276 652 63

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Last update (03/30/2020 at 11 am)

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Trump Extends Virus Guidelines, Braces US for Big Death Toll

A stark shift in tone by the president, who only days ago mused about the country reopening in a few weeks.

Trump: No Quarantine, but Travel Advisory for NY, CT and NJ

The CDC urges residents of the three states to refrain from non-essential travel for the next 14 days.

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Washington Agrees on Unrivaled $2 Trillion Virus Rescue Bill

The package is intended as a weekslong or monthslong patch for an economy spiraling into recession or worse.

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