The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported Tuesday that 3,746 Florida hospital inpatients had COVID-19, up slightly from Monday and an increase of about 8 percent from last week. Read more

Pedro Allende, a former deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, was named Tuesday by Gov. Ron DeSantis to oversee the state agency that handles a wide range of business operations, such as real estate, purchasing and human resources. Read more

State economists have scheduled an Aug. 16 meeting to update estimates of general revenue, an initial step before lawmakers negotiate a budget during the 2023 legislative session.