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Tampa General Hospital coronavirus patient doing well after convalescent plasma treatment

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Doctors at Tampa General Hospital have seen improvement in a COVID-19 patient by treating the patient with blood plasma from coronavirus patients who have recovered. The plasma contains antibodies against the virus. Dr. Guilherme Oliveira is chair of Tampa General Hospital’s Heart & Vascular Institute. “We set… Read more »

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Number of Florida coronavirus cases nears 10,000

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources According to the state’s Department of Health website, there have been 9,585 positive cases of COVID-19 in Florida as of Friday afternoon. One hundred sixty-three people have died from the disease in the state. Here’s the county-by-county breakdown of the number of people who have tested positive… Read more »

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Florida governor issues statewide stay-at-home order

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources On Wednesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a statewide stay-at-home order to slow the spread of coronavirus. Federal and local pressure mounted for him to abandon the county-by-county approach he had implemented. The order takes effect Friday morning, just after midnight. You can read it below. DeSantis… Read more »

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Coronavirus updates in Tampa Bay for Friday

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources The Florida Department of Health reports that as of this afternoon there have been 2,900 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state. Thirty-four people have died. Here’s the county-by-county breakdown of positive coronavirus tests for the Tampa Bay area: In Hillsborough County, there are… Read more »

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Pinellas County has its first COVID-19 death

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County says that a 67-year-old Pinellas resident who was diagnosed with COVID-19 passed away Monday. It’s the first COVID-19 death in Pinellas. As of Tuesday morning, The Florida Department of Health reported there have been 1,412 total positive coronavirus cases… Read more »

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Monday coronavirus update

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources There are now 1,171 positive cases of COVID-19 in Florida. According to the Florida Department of Health website, as of Monday morning, there had been 14 deaths in the state. Here’s the county-by-county breakdown: In Hillsborough there have been 73 positive tests, 40 in Pinellas, 15 in Manatee,… Read more »