Florida’s percent positive rate climbs past 8 percent again





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The percent positive rate for new cases of coronavirus in Florida climbed to 8 percent on Monday for the second time in three days.

On Monday, it hit 8.01 percent out of more than 45,000 tests.



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The fewer number of tests could be attributed to a number of COVID-19 testing centers shutting down in the wake of Tropical Storm Eta.  On Saturday, the state saw nearly 117,000 Floridians take a COVID-19 test and a rate of 6.23 percent.



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The state reported a total of 847,821 total cases of the virus, an increase of 3,924 over the day before.  The number of new deaths also climbed by 58, for a statewide total of 17,391.

Palm Beach County, Martin County, and Okeechobee County each reported one new death.

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Kandi Technologies Climbs as Its EVs Approved for Sale in U.S.

Kandi Technologies  (KNDI) – Get Report shares rose Wednesday after the international auto company said that it had received clearance from the Environmental Protection Agency to enter the U.S. market. 

The company’s Kandi America subsidiary in Garland, Texas, will now be able to sell its K23 and K27 models. The company unveiled the two vehicles in July. 

The K27, Kandi’s smaller model, has a suggested retail price of $17,499. With federal tax incentives, some buyers can preorder the vehicle for $10,000. Preorders require a $100 fully refundable deposit.

The Jinhua, China, company’s SUV-style electric vehicle has an MSRP of $27,499, with incentives the price is lowered to $20,000. 

“By way of this final certification requirement, we can officially bring to market America’s most affordable electric vehicles,” said Johnny Tai, CEO of Kandi America.

“We are in the process of finalizing our fulfillment plans and look forward to seeing

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