Florida sets record week for coronavirus deaths

Three weeks ago, Florida’s seven-day average for deaths stood at 30 before it began creeping up and then exploded in recent days, as a record 120 deaths were reported Thursday and another 92 on Friday.

Challenge to mask requirement rejected

A circuit judge Friday rejected a challenge to the constitutionality of a Leon County ordinance that requires people to wear face masks in businesses to try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. A lobbyist who filed the lawsuit is represented by state House member Anthony Sabatini, a Howey-in-the-Hills Republican who is an attorney.