Florida News That Impact You - January 28th, 2021

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

Florida’s coronavirus trend continued to improve Wednesday. With 8,408 new COVID-19 cases reported, the weekly trend for new cases remains the lowest since December 31st. Today marks four consecutive weeks of declines in cases.

In related news, approximately 1.5 million Floridians have been vaccinated as of Wednesday’s report from the Florida Department of Health, however, overall vaccinations remained below the state’s daily target of 60,000 for a fourth consecutive day. Wednesday marked the first time more Floridians received the 2nd dose than the first dose. This underscores Governor DeSantis’s concerns that the state isn’t receiving first dose vaccines as rapidly as in previous weeks. A total of 1,290,157 Floridians have received the first dose and 203,846 Floridians have completed the two-dose schedule.

Moving on to entertainment, it’s been a week of event cancelations across the state due to the pandemic. First, it was Miami’s Ultra Music festival followed by West Palm Beach’s Sunfest both pushing back until 2022. Now Naval Air Station Jacksonville has canceled the Blue Angels Air Show. Last year, the Blue Angels flew the entire eastern coastline of Florida to lift spirits during the lockdowns. No word if they’ll do something similar this year.

Lastly, following Donald Trump's opening an Office of the Former President earlier this week, former First Lady Melania Trump is doing the same. Melina is opening an office at Mar-A-Lago which will be staffed with a few of her White House staffers to continue her “Be Best” initiatives.

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