For the third day in a row, Florida sets a record for COVID-19 fatalities with 191 deaths reported Tuesday, 217 on Wednesday and 253 fatalities Thursday. This time Gov. Ron DeSantis actually acknowledged those deaths.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— The Florida Department of Health reported almost 10,000 newly confirmed cases of coronavirus Thursday, bringing the number to 461,379. Over the past week, we’ve averaged 10,216 new cases, 518 hospitalizations, and 154 deaths every day. But the Governor says that’s no reason to close down again.
— But don’t be surprised if football fans go fetal when they hear the news the annual game between Florida and Florida State will not be happening this fall, thanks to COVID-19.
— Let’s not forget about Tropical Storm Isaiah. It’s on the way.
— Can 2020 get any weirder? A Donald Trump tweet suggested the November election should be delayed. It caught DeSantis by surprise.
— Trump asked whether the election should be delayed until people can properly, securely, and safely vote. DeSantis says they already can — at least in Florida — and there’s no need for delay.
— Trump says he’s worried about massive fraud from mail-in ballots, but he didn’t offer any proof that it’s happening or explain how delaying the election would solve a problem that doesn’t appear to exist.
— And the story of an epic confrontation between Florida Man and Florida Woman. There are no winners; only a couple of losers.