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Catherimarty Burgos, a member of the Miami-Dade County, Florida, "surge teams," distributes bags with masks, sanitizers, and gloves. Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

The Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Florida, on Thursday issued a 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew "until further notice," as the state recorded its highest single-day novel coronavirus spike yet.

Why it matters: Miami-Dade County is Florida's biggest coronavirus hotspot.

Details: Mayor Gimenez also ordered entertainment venues including casinos, theaters and arcades to close by July 3, while making an exception for casinos on tribal land.

Flashback: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis told reporters on Tuesday that the state would not reinstate restrictions or close businesses to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, leaving the decisions to local officials.

Go deeper: Florida again breaks single-day record for new coronavirus cases

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Updated Oct 16, 2021 - Politics & Policy

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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

  1. Vaccines: Booster shots overtake first doses in the U.S. — Pfizer to vaccinate entire Brazilian city as part of study — FDA panel endorses shot of J&J booster for adultsU.S. to lift restrictions for fully vaccinated international travelers on Nov. 8.
  2. Health: New cases down, but the West is at risk — Low vaccination rates exacerbate America's caregiving crisis — COVID is here to stay. So what does "victory" look like? — FDA will review Merck COVID-19 pill.
  3. Politics: NHL announces all but four players have been vaccinated — WHO names new advisory group on COVID origins — Biden admin warns Moderna to "step up" global vaccine supply.
  4. Education: LA extends deadline for school employee vaccinations amid staffing shortage — Parent sues Wisconsin school district after child tests positive — Arizona can't use aid for anti-mask education grants, Treasury says.
  5. Variant tracker: Where different strains are spreading.

Trump says he's off coronavirus treatment medication

President Trump said he has been off coronavirus medication for at least eight hours, in his first televised event since his hospitalization for treatment of COVID-19.

Why it matters: Trump claimed on Fox News that he went to Walter Reed Medical Center because he felt tired and denied that he received supplemental oxygen because he had trouble breathing. White House physician Sean Conley said last week that the president received oxygen after his oxygen saturation level dropped below 94%.

Updated Oct 10, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Lindsey Graham refuses to take COVID test for Senate debate in SC

Graham talks with reporters in the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) refused to take a COVID-19 test as demanded by his Democratic challenger, Jaime Harrison, forcing organizers of Friday's U.S. Senate debate to change the format at the last minute.

Why it matters: If Graham were to test positive for the virus it could delay confirmation hearings on Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.