Florida reports more than 12,000 new cases

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INFECTION RISE STEADILY EACH AND EVERY DAY, IT’S A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE FOR THOSE ON THE FRONT LINES. SUMMER: WESH 2’S KELSI THORUD EXPLAINS THE VERY DIFFERENT AND FRIGHTENING EXPERIENCE BEING HAD BY HEALTHCARE WORKERS. REPORTER: FLORIDA HAS NOW SURPASSED 400,000 CASES OF CORONAVIRUS. AS THAT NUMBER CONTINUES TO RISE AT SUCH A HIGH RATE, IT CAN SOMETIMES BE EASY TO FORGET THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE BEHIND THAT NUMBER. SO FAR, OVER 23,000 OF THOSE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HOSPITALIZED. MORE THAN 5700 HAVE DIED. >> NURSES HAVE DIED, EMTS HAVE DIED, POLICEMEN HAVE DIED. REPORTER: WILLA FULLER IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE FLORIDA NURSES ASSOCIATION. SHE SAYS SHE UNDERSTANDS HOW THE DAY TO DAY UPDATES CAN TURN INTO WHITE NOISE FOR SOME PEOPLE. >> IT’S NOT REAL UNLESS YOU’RE IN IT, UNLESS YOU’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF IT. IT JUST ISN’T. REPORTER BUT THE NURSES SHE REPRESENTS ARE IN IT, AND SHE SAYS THEIR BATTLE IS FAR FROM WO >> THE STRESS UPON THEM IS INDESCRIBABLE. REPORTER: NOT ENOUGH PROTECTIVE GEAR, RUNNING OUT OF BEDS, AND WHAT SEEMS LIKE ENDLESS VIDEO CHATS WITH DYING PEOPLE’S LOVED ONES. THOSE ARE JUST SOME OF THE ISSUES FULLER SAYS NURSES CONTINUE TO DEAL WITH EVERY DA >> WE’RE HEARING ABOUT CASES OF POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AND WE’RE ALSO ANTICIPATING SEE ING MORE OF THAT TOWARDS THE END OF THIS. REPORTER: HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY CASES OF CORONAVIRUS DO SEEM TO BE STABILIZING IN THE STATE FOR NOW. FULLER SAYS SHE HOPES PEOPLE TAKE THIS MOMENT TO REALIZED THE REALITY OF THE SITUATION WE ARE IN. >> WE LIVE IN SUCH A SORT OF COMFORTABLE POSITION AS AMERICANS THAT WE JUST CAN’T BELIEVE THAT ANYTHING THIS TRAUMATIC AND CATASTROPHIC C HAPPEN TO US, AND THIS IS A GREAT LESSON FOR US OF WHAT CA HAPPEN. REPORTER FLORIDA CONTINUES TO AVERAGE MORE THAN 10,000 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES A DAY. THE NUMBER OF REPORTED DEATHS SPIKED TO RECORD HIGHS THIS WEEK, BUT NEW HOSPITALIZATION ARE STARTING TO TREND DOWN IN ORANGE COUNTY, KELSI THORUD, WESH

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Coronavirus: Florida reports more than 12,000 new cases

Florida health officials reported more than 12,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and another 124 deaths. The state has now recorded 414,511 cases since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and 5,777 Florida residents have died from the virus. The Central Florida region has now surpassed 70,000 total cases and deaths have gone up significantly in the area over the past week.Florida headlines – 414,511 cases in Florida- 5,777 deaths in Florida- 71,051 cases in Central Florida- Universal Orlando cancels Halloween Horror Nights- President Trump says Florida component of GOP convention canceled- 9-year-old becomes youngest to die of COVID-19 in Florida- Florida governor believes state will soon contain outbreak- Interactive map shows ICU bed availability in FloridaCENTRAL FLORIDA CASES•Orange County: 26,559 cases, 173 deaths•Osceola County: 7,407 cases, 51 deaths•Seminole County: 5,945 cases, 65 deaths•Volusia County: 6,086 cases, 97 deaths•Lake County: 3,988 cases, 38 deaths•Brevard County: 4,898 cases, 64 deaths•Sumter County: 968 cases, 25 deaths•Polk County: 11,197 cases, 216 deaths•Marion County: 3,224 cases, 48 deaths•Flagler County: 779 cases, 8 deaths•Alachua County: 3,050 cases, 18 deaths

Florida health officials reported more than 12,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and another 124 deaths.

The state has now recorded 414,511 cases since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and 5,777 Florida residents have died from the virus.

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The Central Florida region has now surpassed 70,000 total cases and deaths have gone up significantly in the area over the past week.

Florida headlines

– 414,511 cases in Florida
– 5,777 deaths in Florida
– 71,051 cases in Central Florida
Universal Orlando cancels Halloween Horror Nights
President Trump says Florida component of GOP convention canceled
9-year-old becomes youngest to die of COVID-19 in Florida
Florida governor believes state will soon contain outbreak
Interactive map shows ICU bed availability in Florida

CENTRAL FLORIDA CASES

•Orange County: 26,559 cases, 173 deaths

•Osceola County: 7,407 cases, 51 deaths

•Seminole County: 5,945 cases, 65 deaths

•Volusia County: 6,086 cases, 97 deaths

•Lake County: 3,988 cases, 38 deaths

•Brevard County: 4,898 cases, 64 deaths

•Sumter County: 968 cases, 25 deaths

•Polk County: 11,197 cases, 216 deaths

•Marion County: 3,224 cases, 48 deaths

•Flagler County: 779 cases, 8 deaths

•Alachua County: 3,050 cases, 18 deaths

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