Coronavirus: Florida adds 3,356 new cases, 141 deaths Thursday

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LOCAL MAN IF THE NEWS WILL CHANGE HIS MIND ABOUT VOLUNTEERING IN A LOCAL TRIAL. >> I THINK THE RISK ASSOCIATED WITH THE VACCINE IS VERY MODEST. PAUL: ROBERT MCELROY, WHO LIVES IN THE VILLAGES, SPOKE TO US AFTER HEARING ABOUT JOHNSON & JOHNSON’S PAUSED TRIAL BECAUSE SOMEONE GOT SICK. HE SIGNED UP FOR A COVID VACCINE TRIAL EARLIER THIS MONTH. HE DOESN’T KNOW YET WHICH ONE HE MIGHT BE A PART OF. ARE YOU WORRIED AT ALL? >> NO. OF COURSE, THE TRIAL IS A DOUBLE BLIND TRIAL, SO YOU ONLY HAVE A 50% PROBABILITY OF GETTING THE ACTUAL VACCINE ITSELF. PAUL: MCELROY SAYING HE WANTS TO NOT ONLY HELP HIMSELF, BUT OTHERS TO BEAT THE CORONAVIRUS. >> I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT FOR MANKIND, BUT GIVEN THE FACT THAT THIS IS A PERSONAL COMMITMENT, I LOOK AT IT AS A PROACTIVE WAY TO POTENTIALLY REDUCE MY TRAUMA IF I’M EXPOSED TO AN EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE VIRUS. PAUL: LAST MONTH, WE SPOKE WITH ORLANDO AREA DOCTOR RAJIV BAHL ABOUT A PAUSE IN A DIFFERENT TRIAL WITH AZTRAZENECA. LIKE THEN, BAHL SAYS WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW CAN BE A PART OF THE PROCESS. >> THE EVENT THAT HAPPENED WITH JOHNSON & JOHNSON ISN’T ACTUALLY UNCOMMON. THIS SHOULD BE REASSURING TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, AS THESE STOPGAPS ARE IN PLACE TO HELP PROTECT THE PUBLIC WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO ISSUING A NEW VACCINE OR MEDICATION TO THE PUBLIC. OVERALL, THESE TRIALS TEND TO BE SAFE, BUT THERE IS A LITTLE BIT OF PRECAUTION THE PUBLIC S

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Coronavirus: Florida adds 3,356 new cases, 141 deaths Thursday

The Florida Department of Health reported 3,356 new cases of coronavirus Thursday in addition to 141 new deaths.There are now 744,988 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.FLORIDA HEADLINES- 744,988 cases in Florida- 15,736 deaths of Florida residents- 141,188 cases in Central FloridaThursday brings the start of Biketoberfest in Volusia CountyFlorida will be ‘like a house on fire’ in weeks with loose coronavirus restrictions, infectious disease expert saysCENTRAL FLORIDA CASES•Orange County: 42,778 cases, 528 deaths•Osceola County: 13,313 cases, 178 deaths•Seminole County: 9,561 cases, 233 deaths•Volusia County: 11,739 cases, 299 deaths•Lake County: 8,047 cases, 211 deaths•Brevard County: 10,183 cases, 337 deaths•Sumter County: 2,716 cases, 78 deaths•Polk County: 21,456 cases, 569 deaths•Marion County: 10,301 cases, 334 deaths•Flagler County: 1,904 cases, 33 deaths•Alachua County: 9,190 cases, 70 deaths

The Florida Department of Health reported 3,356 new cases of coronavirus Thursday in addition to 141 new deaths.

There are now 744,988 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.

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FLORIDA HEADLINES

– 744,988 cases in Florida

– 15,736 deaths of Florida residents

– 141,188 cases in Central Florida

Thursday brings the start of Biketoberfest in Volusia County

Florida will be ‘like a house on fire’ in weeks with loose coronavirus restrictions, infectious disease expert says

CENTRAL FLORIDA CASES

•Orange County: 42,778 cases, 528 deaths

•Osceola County: 13,313 cases, 178 deaths

•Seminole County: 9,561 cases, 233 deaths

•Volusia County: 11,739 cases, 299 deaths

•Lake County: 8,047 cases, 211 deaths

•Brevard County: 10,183 cases, 337 deaths

•Sumter County: 2,716 cases, 78 deaths

•Polk County: 21,456 cases, 569 deaths

•Marion County: 10,301 cases, 334 deaths

•Flagler County: 1,904 cases, 33 deaths

•Alachua County: 9,190 cases, 70 deaths

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