Read It in the Morning Paper

  • COVID-19 new cases reported in Polk and Florida on Monday were at their lowest levels in more than a month. On a day when the number of new tests had also dropped, positive tests remained at 11% in Polk but dropped below 10% statewide for a second day in a row.
  • R.I.P. SAM RECK, 90, who died rom COVID-19, likely contracted when visiting his wife of nearly 30 years in the hospital on July 11, the day before she died from the disease.