Florida’s Department of Health reports 12,624 new cases of coronavirus, with 35 more fatalities — and Gov. Ron DeSantis faced his first heckler at a coronavirus news conference.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— If you listened to Monday’s show, you heard the Gov. say it's safe to reopen schools because he “thinks” kids don’t spread coronavirus. Perhaps he should think again. Sunrise talks to an actual doctor who says that’s just plain wrong.
— Officials in South Florida are getting anxious; who can blame them? Florida has become the new epicenter of COVID-19 and Miami-Dade is the epicenter of Florida. And many of them blame DeSantis.
— As Florida’s record-setting COVID-19 spike continues, the Governor’s team is resisting any suggestion to roll back the reopening or go into another lockdown. But a new study out of Harvard suggests most of Florida should be shutting down again.
—And in the race to replace Republican Rep. Frances Rooney in Florida’s 19th Congressional District, Jacob Ogles — who is covering the race in Southwest Florida — shares some insights.
— Finally, the latest with Florida Man, who said he was on “a mission” when he rammed a church with a minivan and tried to burn it down.