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Statewide Coronavirus Cases Increase By 3,838, Palm Beach Surpasses 1,000 Deaths

Updated Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Florida surpassed 579,000 positive cases of COVID-19 as Florida’s Department of Health confirmed an additional 3,838 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. Florida has a total of 579,932 confirmed positive cases, according to the state’s health department.

Tuesday’s update also included the announcement of 219 new deaths, increasing the statewide number to 9,758. Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties make up 4,157 of those reported deaths. Monroe County has reported 13 deaths due to COVID-19.

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Updated Tuesday at 8:40 a.m.

Mask Up, Kids! Schools Detail Face Covering Rules

Make sure there’s a mask or two or three in your kids’ backpacks when you send them back for face-to-face instruction in the coming months.

And not just any mask. The masks will have to fit snugly, with no holes or gaps, and cannot have offensive wording. And no plastic face shields; they will be permitted to replace a traditional mask only with a medical exemption.

Mask rebels will not be tolerated, according to proposals to be discussed this week by South Florida’s school boards. In Palm Beach County, students could be forced to learn from home if they refuse to cover their faces. In Broward, insurgents will be “reminded” to put them on and their parents will get a call.

To read more from our news partner: The Sun Sentinel.

-By: Lois K. Solomon

Updated Tuesday at 8:33 a.m.

More Toxic Hand Sanitizer Recalls (At Dollar Tree, Family Dollar) And Do Not Use Updates

SkinGuard24 — All Day Hand Sanitizer, which states its active ingredient contains methanol, has been recalled nationwide while 10 other hand sanitizers join it on the FDA’s Do Not Use list.

According to the FDA, methanol can be toxic if absorbed into the skin. Most of the hand sanitizers on the Do Not Use list contain methanol or were made in the same facility as a hand sanitizer with methanol.


▪ Within a week of being put on the Do Not Use list, SkinGuard24 — All Day Hand Sanitizer got recalled by Bolingbroke, Georgia, manufacturer SG24 LLC. The label on each size — 8-ounce, 2.67-ounce, 10 ml pocket pen, moist towelette — declares methanol is part of the active ingredient.

To read more from our news partner at the Miami Herald.

-By: David J. Neal

Updated Tuesday at 7:40 a.m.

Florida Adds 2,678 Coronavirus Cases, The Lowest Reported Since June

Florida’s Department of Health on Monday confirmed 2,678 additional cases of COVID-19, the lowest number of new cases reported since June. The state now has 576,094 total confirmed cases.

Monday’s total of newly confirmed cases is the second day in a row the state reported fewer than 5,000 cases. Testing was also down.

So far in August, the state has reported more than 50,000 tests a day and has seen some decrease in positive cases. On Monday, the Florida Department of Health reported the results of 39,158 tests, the lowest test total reported this month.

To read more from our news partner at the Miami Herald.

-By: Michelle Marchante

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