Florida News That Impacts You – October 25th, 2021
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- Florida entered the week averaging 2,172 new COVID-19 cases. That’s the lowest since July 1st - at the onset of the summer surge in cases brought about by the Delta variants. Florida’s currently among the five best states for having the fewest population adjusted cases. A year ago, on the same date Florida averaged over 5,500 cases daily. Related...
- Florida entered the week with 2,251 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 – the lowest since July 4th. The Florida Hospital Association has declared that the COVID-19 Delta surge is over.
- Governor DeSantis is actively recruiting law enforcement professionals and first responders laid off due to vaccine mandates in other states to Florida. In addition to employment, the Governor said he intends to sign legislation in the upcoming state session which would provide $5,000 bonuses to law enforcement professionals relocating to Florida from other states.
- After a call by Governor DeSantis last week for ships to reroute to Florida’s ports to help ease the supply-chain crisis, a first ship from India has arrived at Port Everglades with another ship in route to Port Jacksonville. It appears there could be increased use of Florida’s ports going forward.