Read It in the Morning Paper, Coronavirus Edition

  • CASES: The average number of new COVID-19 cases per day for November is on track to become Polk’s second highest, slightly exceeding August’s 141.8 but far lower than July’s peak of 279.5. Monthly totals should be in by noon today.
  • A COVID-19 VACCINE under development by Maryland-based Novavax is being tested in Central Florida, and a clinic research company is looking for volunteers in Lakeland to participate in trials. The focus is on people with higher risk factors, including age, and those who come in contact with the virus regularly. | See if you are eligible.