Florida

US coronavirus deaths rise by 1,453, biggest increase since May 27

For July, US cases rose by 1.87 million, or 69%, and deaths rose by 25,770, or 20%. In June cases rose by 835,000 and deaths by 22,322.

By REUTERS
01/08/2020
How is COVID-19 spike in Florida affecting Jewish community?

"We have increased funding for counseling for domestic abuse victims, for job counseling, and volunteer programs."

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Florida man to be charged with vandalism of 2 synagogues in Sarasota

Victor Martinez, 21, was named by the Sarasota Country Sheriff’s Office as the previously unidentified man who spray-painted swastikas and hate messages on both Sarasota synagogues.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
28/07/2020
A medical worker administers a test for the coronavirus disease
Florida COVID-19 patient: From diagnosis to death in just a few days

So far, more than 3.3 million people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 in the US since the pandemic began, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
22/07/2020
U.S. records over 1,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day for first time since early June

After weeks of declining fatalities, there were more than 5,200 U.S. COVID-19 deaths in the week ended July 19, up 5% from the previous seven days.

By REUTERS
22/07/2020
Florida COVID-19 cases soar again, California sees surge stabilize

Florida's teachers' union sued Governor DeSantis and other officials on Monday, seeking to halt the resumption of in-class schooling.

By REUTERS
21/07/2020
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Two synagogues in Sarasota, Florida vandalized on same day

“We will be ever vigilant in looking after the safety and security of our members and our children. But we will not allow hate to distract us from the holy work that defines our temple missions.”

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
17/07/2020
Mel Gibson at Cinema For Peace Event
Florida congressional candidate defends Gibson from antisemitism claims

“The Left attacking Mel Gibson over hearsay according to clepto girl,” Melton tweeted, referencing Ryder's highly publicized shoplifting arrest years ago.

13/07/2020
Florida reports over 15,000 COVID-19 cases in single-day record

If Florida were a country, it would rank fourth in the world for the most new cases in a day behind the United States, Brazil and India, according to a Reuters analysis.

By REUTERS
12/07/2020
General view of a farewell event at Disney World on the final night before closure due to coronaviru
Disney World reopens, anti-mask protests as COVID-19 surges in Florida

Anti-mask activists organized a protest on Saturday at a grilled cheese restaurant and bar in Windermere, Florida, which is in Orange County about 12 miles (19 km) from Walt Disney World.

By REUTERS
12/07/2020
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