Florida News that impacts you – July 27th
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- Florida’s COVID-19 transmission rate, adjusted for population, has improved from 49th four weeks ago, to 11th nationally currently. This is according to metrics analyzed by the founders of Instagram on their website COVIDTracking.com
- Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis indicated over the weekend that unpaid Citizens Property Insurance premiums may not result in dropped policies in August. Citizens announced they intended to begin to drop unpaid property insurance policies starting August 15th. Patronis intervened with the state backed insurer after the announcement and appears to have successfully negotiated a delay in dropped policies.
- According to travel website Trivago.com, Florida has been the top travel destination of Americans during the pandemic. Tracking activity since April, 21% of all travel destinations nationally have been in Florida. California is 2nd at 9%. Despite the strong showing by Florida, overall activity remained 24% below the same time from 2019.
- The Orange County Health Department said the reopening of Orlando’s theme parks have been successful. They’ve not monitored any outbreaks or upticks in coronavirus cases attributed to the reopening of the parks.