Florida News That Impact You – January 26th, 2021

This is your recap of some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.

Florida’s coronavirus trend continues to improve. With 8,720 new COVID-19 cases reported on Monday, the weekly trend for new cases remained the lowest since December 31st. However, there are now 92 cases of the COVID variant, the most in the country.

In related news, more than 1.4 million Floridians have been vaccinated as of Monday’s report from the Florida Department of Health. This includes 1,249,439 people who’ve received a first dose and 157,972 Floridians who’ve completed the two-doses. However, with only around 5,000 doses administered for the day, the fewest immunizations took place since December. Governor DeSantis said the state is in the process of receiving another 264,000 doses this week.

The Florida Division of Emergency Management has confirmed that the Agency for Health Care Administration has taken over all ongoing immunizations at Florida’s long-term care facilities from CVS and Walgreens. The pharmacies were originally selected through the federal Operation Warp Speed initiative, however, the state announced that they’d be taking over the process with approximately 320,000 residents and staff still needing to be immunized.

Lastly, following four high-profile relocations of New York based financial companies to South Florida, comes more good news. According to the first quarter West Monroe Executive Poll, 25% of corporate executives are looking to relocate businesses to more tax-friendly states. Florida ranks second to Texas in the desirability of CEO’s looking to relocate.

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