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Jury trials remain on hold
10:30 p.m. update
Jury trials in Florida have been on hold since mid-March.
Those accused are waiting to see their day in court, and victims and their families are waiting for someone to be brought to justice.
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Reopening Disney World, SeaWorld
4:45 p.m. update
Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said Walt Disney World and SeaWorld will virtually present their reopening plans to the county's Economic Recovery Task Force on Wednesday morning.
The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. and run until noon.
The presentations will include the theme park operators' proposed reopening dates.
A team of Orange County and Florida Department of Health inspectors visited the theme parks Tuesday to determine if the operators were in compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive orders.
For the parks to reopen, Demings must endorse their reopening plans and DeSantis must approve them.
Demings said Tuesday that he expects the parks' reopening plans to be similar to those of the Universal Orlando Resort, which have already been approved by DeSantis.
He said safety protocols include signage in multiple languages.
Universal will reopen its parks June 5, but some pass holders told Channel 9 that they have received invitations to visit the park June 3 and June 4. Click here to read more about that.
So far, 39 people infected with COVID-19 in Orange County have died, but 80% of those in the county who have tested positive for the virus have fully recovered.
There remain 320 active cases of the virus in the county.
Click here to watch live coverage of Florida’s reopening on Channel 9 Eyewitness News.
Orange County COVID-19 update
4 p.m. update
Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer are giving a live update on the status of COVID-19 in the county.
Click here to watch their live news conference on Channel 9 Eyewitness News.
7 new deaths, 509 new cases in Florida
12:45 p.m. update
Health officials reported seven new coronavirus-related deaths and 509 new cases of the virus statewide since Monday.
The total number of cases in the state is now at 52,255, with deaths at 2,259.
One of the new deaths was reported in Polk County.
Click here for an interactive map of cases statewide, and see each local county’s number of cases below:
• Orange: 1,849 (18 new cases since Monday)
• Polk: 891 (13 new cases since Monday)
• Volusia: 680 (7 new cases since Monday)
• Osceola: 662 (4 new cases since Monday)
• Seminole: 465 (4 new cases since Monday)
• Brevard: 399 (1 new cases since Monday)
• Lake: 277 (2 new cases since Monday)
• Sumter: 254 (1 new cases since Monday)
• Marion: 240 (3 new cases since Monday)
• Flagler: 177 (no change since Sunday)
Free PPE to be offered at Orange Technical College - Mid Florida Campus
8:31 a.m. update
Residents can pick up free personal protective equipment later in the week at Orange Technical College - Mid Florida Campus.
Appointments are mandatory from Tuesday through Thursday to receive the PPE.
Click here for additional information.
Florida nears 52,000 cases of COVID-19
4:45 a.m. update
Health officials reported 879 new cases of COVID-19 throughout Florida and 15 new coronavirus-related deaths.
The total number of cases in the state is now at 51,746, with deaths at 2,252. One of the new deaths was reported in Brevard County.
Click here for an interactive map of cases statewide.
Click here to read a full recap of Monday’s events.
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