Episode 231

Positive trend

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August 17th, 2020

22 mins 20 secs

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Florida’s Department of Health reports 3,579 new cases of coronavirus — the lowest number of new cases reported in a single day since June.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— The state also reported on Sunday 107 new fatalities from COVID-19. That brings Florida’s death toll to at least 9, 587 and at this rate, the number will exceed 10,000 in just a few days.

— While casualties mount, the reopening of public schools continues; as does the lawsuit filed by the teachers’ union that accuses Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran of violating the state constitution in his rush to reopen.

— Tomorrow is primary day, but more than 2.5 million of us have already cast a ballot, including 2 million who voted by mail. But there are just as many mail-in ballots that have yet to be returned.

— The Democratic National Convention starts today — virtually, of course — and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried gets a chance to shine as one of the keynote speakers.

— Former U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson has been keeping a low profile since his narrow loss to Rick Scott almost 2 years ago. But he’s come out of retirement to defend Social Security and to tell reporters he actually misses them. On Sunrise, Nelson talks about Social Security and predicts seniors will turn on Donald Trump.

— And the latest with Florida Man, who crashed into an unmarked car that contained a deputy and his K-9 partner.