The disappearance of 22-year-old Gabrielle Petito during a cross country road trip with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie. Laundrie, a North Port resident, returned to Florida with her van but not with Gabby.
Florida's reported coronavirus deaths rose by a weekly record of 2,468 as cases declined in one week by 31.9% to 75,998, the first time in two months they were under 100,000. Hospitalizations down to 9,585 and weekly first-time positivity rate is 11.2%.
COVID-19 hospitalizations have reached their highest peak yet this summer, driven by the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant. Inside Cleveland Clinic hospitals on the Treasure Coast, it's a 24-hour fight against the virus. Patients are younger, sicker and unvaccinated.
Hundreds of mask exemption forms have been rejected by Florida school districts that imposed mask mandates. Investigative Reporter Katie LaGrone explains which district denied the most and why some Florida doctors who signed forms are also now facing questions.
Florida has passed 50,000 coronavirus deaths, becoming the fourth state in the nation to reach the milestone as cases continue to decline including most recently dropping under five digits at 9,313, according to data from the Centers for Disease and Control received from the state.
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