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.