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Weekly COVID Update
The Florida Department of Health's weekly coronavirus report released on Friday showed 103,022 people in the state tested positive for the virus. The total number of cases is 5,732,798.
Statewide, 1,293 people died from complications of the virus. The number is down slightly from the 1,324 recorded the week before — and the first weekly decline since the week of Dec. 17.
The positivity rates were down 3.7% to 14.3%.
Rams Win the Super Bowl
The Los Angeles Rams beat the Cincinnati Bengals to win the Super Bowl at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., on Sunday. The final score was 23-20. The half-time show was a big deal, too.
Monday marks the fourth anniversary of the Parkland shooting in which 14 students and three staff members were killed. Gov. Ron DeSantis has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff.
It's just a few more days until Pensacon and Bob Barrett has a conversation with "Lost in Space" star Marta Kristen.
The Sunshine State
Florida is taking the first step toward requiring more renewable energy statewide after Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced her office planned to start the process of setting goals for the state to get 100% of its power from renewable energy by 2050. But goals are likely all they’ll remain, at least for the foreseeable future.
In international news...
The United States will "respond swiftly and decisively" to further Russian aggression against Ukraine, President Biden told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Sunday, as U.S. officials continue to warn that a Russian invasion could happen any day.