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  • NURSING HOMES: Almost every nursing home in Polk County has reported at least one case of COVID-19 among residents or staff. While most have only one or two cases, a handful have suffered major outbreaks.
  • AMAZON AIR has initiated operations at its huge cargo facility in Lakeland as its first flight landed at Lakeland Linder Airport Thursday afternoon.
  • JOBLESS: Polk’s June unemployment rate of 14.1% is down 3.5 percentage from from the previous month but more than three times the 4% rate of a year ago. Polk’s rate is the fourth highest in Florida behind three surrounding counties: Osceola, Orange and Lake.