Florida’s trend for new COVID-19 cases improved for a 6th consecutive day on Tuesday as the Florida Department of Health reported 5,271 new cases. That's the lowest since April 6th.
Also, over 8.6 million Floridians have now been vaccinated with at least a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This includes nearly 5.9 million who’ve completed the series. Adaptation of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine remains light since it was green-lighted on Friday. Fewer than 3,000 Floridians are shown to have been vaccinated with it since the re-rollout on Friday.
In more COVID news, Governor DeSantis has extended the state’s emergency order declaration which has been in force since March of last year. The order would have expired yesterday had he not renewed it.
Lastly, Broward School Superintendent Robert Runcie and the District’s General Counsel, Barbara Myrick, have both announced they intend to resign on back of their recent grand jury indictments. The Broward school board will discuss the terms of their exits at a meeting scheduled for 11:00 Thursday morning.