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Some Florida schools start as new coronavirus cases drop

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Posted at 2:01 PM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 14:01:22-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Students began returning to some Florida college campuses, and some public school classrooms in rural districts opened with new safety precautions in place.

Classes for new students started Monday at Stetson University. Students moved into dormitories over the weekend at the DeLand campus as well as at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

In about a half-dozen rural counties, schools welcomed back students for in-person instruction.

Meanwhile, Florida reported 4,155 new coronavirus cases on Monday, the smallest daily caseload increase since the end of June. The Sunshine State has reported more than 536,900 total cases, and at least 8,408 virus-related deaths.