• NEW COVID-19 CASES in Polk County totaled 932 over the last three days as the seven-day average of 315.9 cases per day reflects a wider spread than the July surge. The seven-day rolling positivity rate for Polk registered 10.5% last week.
  • PANDEMIC RESPONSE: First-term Florida Sen. Brian Burgess of Zephyrhills, whose district includes northwest Polk, will lead the Senate’s new Pandemic Response Committee. Burgess, 34, navigated the early stages of Florida’s coronavirus response last spring when he was executive director of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, which oversees seven veterans’ nursing homes.

Source: The Ledger

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Barry Friedman founded Lkldnow.com in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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