Florida News that impacts you – April 15th, 2021


Florida News that impacts you – April 15th, 2021

Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.

  • Florida’s trend for new coronavirus cases reached its highest level in nearly two months on Wednesday. The Florida Department of Health reported 6,772 new COVID-19 cases, raising the weekly average to over 6,400 daily. 
  • Nearly 7.6 million Floridians have been vaccinated with at least a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This includes 517,446 Floridian’s who’ve received the now suspended Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine.
  • Governor DeSantis announced a second lawsuit against the Biden administration in as many weeks. A week removed from the state’s lawsuit against the CDC’s “no sail” order for the cruise industry, the governor announced Florida is suing the Biden administration over the decision to not remove criminal illegal immigrants after they’ve completed prison sentences. Customarily, ICE issues detainer requests and receives criminal illegal immigrants for deportation upon release from the state. The Biden administration's refusal to process them leaves Florida’s legal system no choice but to release criminal illegal immigrants back into Florida’s communities. 
  • The CDC’s vaccine tracker shows Florida is set to see an increase in Moderna and Pfizer vaccines next week in light of the suspension of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Florida’s set to receive 38,160 more doses of those vaccines than were received this week. 

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