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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 »

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Florida governor orders all restaurants to close and halt to non-essential medical procedures

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Florida’s governor has prohibited medical and dental facilities from providing any non-urgent procedures. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Friday afternoon. In another order Friday, DeSantis closed all restaurants in Florida except to serve take-out or delivery orders.  The order will keep all patrons out of restaurants… Read more »

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Coronavirus in Florida and what you need to know

Coronavirus resources websites: Florida Department of Health Register to get vaccinated CDC City of Tampa City of St. Petersburg WMNF coronavirus stories Answers To Your Coronavirus Questions Is your community ready to reopen? COVID-19 testing sites in Pinellas County Make COVID-19 reservations online in Hillsborough Hillsborough COVID-19 dashboard Florida’s COVID-19 vaccine sign-up portal Global coronavirus… Read more »

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Update from Tampa on coronavirus

Two people have died from coronavirus in Florida and 32 people in Florida have tested positive; as of Thursday afternoon, there have been 301 negative tests and 147 test results are pending. More than a thousand Floridians have been monitored for COVID-19 so far and 476 people are currently being monitored for the disease. The… Read more »