The Florida Department of Health is reporting 57 more fatalities and 4,300 new cases of COVID-19.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— Florida’s death toll has now reached 16,709. Our first fatalities happened on March 6, and the state has averaged 71 deaths since then. Every. Single. Day. But the Governor decided it was more important to use his bully pulpit to talk about opioid abuse.
— One person not shying away from the COVID crisis is Barack Obama.
— The former President spoke at a drive-up rally in Orlando, his second visit to Florida in just four days to campaign for Joe Biden.
— Early voting continues in Florida, but voting rights groups say there are problems — especially in Duval County, where the local canvassing board is prohibiting cameras and limiting attendance when they check the mail-in ballots.
— Six and a half million Floridians have already voted by mail or cast ballots at one of the early voting sites. But there are problems with more than 20,000 mail-in ballots, which may not be counted.
— And finally, the latest on Florida Man, a firefighter infected with COVID-19 who violated quarantine because he was bored.