Florida News that impacts you – February 12th, 2021
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- Florida’s new COVID-19 count rose slightly for a third consecutive day with just over 8,500 Floridians testing positive for the virus over the past day. The weekly trend for cases, at 7,782, remains at the lowest levels since late November.
- For a twelfth consecutive day Florida immunized more Floridians with second doses of a COVID-19 vaccine than first dose. Despite promises of a ramp up of first doses to the state by the Biden administration, the actual vaccines made available to the state were 55% below last week’s total.
- In initial Report from the Florida Department of Health showed Florida’s suicide rate actually decreased in 2020. According to the report suicides declined by 13%, or 437 fewer deaths.
- After the New York Stock Exchange sent notice to the New York state legislature that they’ll consider relocating should they continue to be targeted for tax increases, Florida’s CFO Jimmy Patronis officially began the recruitment effort to attempt to lure the NYSE to Florida. Patronis sent an official letter to the board encouraging their relocation to our state. Five major WallStreet firms have relocated to South Florida over the past year including Ichan Enterprises, Virtu Financial, Citadel, Elliott Management and the asset management business of Goldman Sachs.
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