Perspectives on economic recovery are mixed, with some industries more optimistic than others.
Bipartisan support for an additional stimulus package renews hope for a deal before the next recess. Recent announcements reveal significant changes to Black Friday shopping, causing concern for retailers already struggling in the pandemic economy.
COVID-19 cases rise in the U.S., especially in Florida, Texas, and California. New research shows that antibodies may not guarantee long-term immunity to the virus.
Florida continues to see high levels of new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.
Numbers as of End-of-Day 7/21/20
There have now been 369,834 cases throughout the state of Florida and 5,206 deaths.
Totals by county:
Duval: 17,544 cases and 105 deaths
Hillsborough: 24,550 cases and 244 deaths
Orange: 24,011 cases and 124 deaths
Manatee: 6,871 cases and 149 deaths
Pasco: 5,161 cases and 58 deaths
Pinellas: 13,925 cases and 334 deaths
Polk: 710,072 cases and 186 deaths
Sarasota: 4,432 cases and 108 deaths
For updated data, visit: https://fdoh.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/8d0de33f260d444c852a615dc7837c86.
Florida Department of Health: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/
U.S. Chamber of Commerce: https://www.uschamber.com/coronavirus
Florida Chamber of Commerce: https://www.flchamber.com/follow-facts-not-fear/
Tampa Chamber of Commerce: https://www.tampabaychamber.com/Your-Chamber/Newsroom/coronavirus-updates.aspx
Ybor Chamber of Commerce: http://ybor.org/covid-19/
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce: [Text Wrapping Break]
Lakeland Chamber of Commerce: https://www.lakelandchamber.com/covid-19-resources/
St. Pete Chamber of Commerce: https://www.stpete.com/resource-guide-for-coronavirus-covid-19/