Tracking coronavirus: 128 more deaths reported as Florida adds more than 11,400 additional cases

Below is a log of the day's events as it relates to the global coronavirus pandemic.

2:00 p.m. -- Orange County School Board members on Friday have voted to reopen schools on Aug. 21. Details HERE.

12:50 p.m. -- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will make a 'major announcement' from Apopka at 2 p.m. Friday.

12:09 p.m. -- Miami-Dade County plans to start aggressively enforcing rules designed to combat the rapidly spreading coronavirus.

The county's commission unanimously approved an emergency order on Thursday that gives all code and fire inspectors authority to issue tickets of up to $100 for individuals and $500 for businesses not complying with guidelines to wear masks and practice social distancing. Police officers have already had this enforcement power.

11:05 a.m. -- On Friday, the Florida Department of Health reported another 11,466 coronavirus cases in the state, bringing the total to 327,241. Another 128 Floridians have died. The death toll is now at 4,805.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that Central Florida added 1,978 cases for a total of 54,029. Central Florida had 11 of the deaths reported Friday, bringing the regional toll to 516.

9:00 a.m. -- The Orange County School board is meeting to vote on reopening plans for students.  

8:02 a.m. -- A prison in rural North Florida has seen the number of inmates diagnosed with COVID-19 explode, with more than 400 prisoners reported testing positive for the virus this week.

6:34 a.m. -- In our latest FOX 35 Investigates report, a person who died in a motorcycle accident was added to Florida’s COVID-19 death count, according to a state health official. Details HERE.

6:15 a.m. -- A group of experts collecting its own data on the coronavirus are concerned about Florida. They say there's a lot of data still missing. Full report HERE.

5:30 a.m. -- The Orange County School Board will discuss reopening plans for students on Friday. The meeting is set to start at 9 a.m.

5:00 a.m. -- Starting Friday, some state-supported coronavirus testing sites will have self-swab testing lanes for symptomatic individuals, a move that they expect will reduce wait times and expedite test results. List of locations HERE. 

4:00 a.m. -- The latest numbers from the Florida Department of Health show that there have been 315,775 cases of coronavirus statewide, resulting in 4,677 deaths. That is an increase in 13,965 cases and 156 deaths.

Florida COVID-19 Interactive Map HERE

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