Doctors urge herd immunity to ward off ‘double mutant’ COVID-19 strain

A new mutation of COVID-19 originating in India, more infectious than previous strains, is now making its way across the country. But what makes this viral mutation so concerning, and why are so many reaching Florida? Despite the high number of people getting vaccinated, thousands are still flocking to Florida, and some doctors say that’s […]

Tuesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 5,062 new cases and 91 new deaths reported

As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, there have been 2,052,441 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 2,014,354 Florida residents and 38,087 non-Florida residents. There are 33,338 Florida resident deaths reported, 645 non-resident deaths, and 84,973 hospitalizations at some point during illness, according to the Florida Department of Health. For […]

5 cases of COVID-19 variant reported in SWFL

New data from the Centers for Disease Control shows Florida and California have reported the most known cases in the United States of a mutated and likely more contagious strain of the coronavirus. A CDC map shows that as of Thursday, Florida had 92 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant that emerged in Britain in September. […]

SWFL doctor urges staying masked, but doesn’t recommend doubling up

Florida is leading the country in the most cases of the COVID-19 variant, with 50 currently. Now more than ever, doctors are urging the public to mask up and stay vigilant. One Southwest FLorida doctor says that although you may think wearing two masks would add an extra layer of protection, it’s not really needed. […]

Colorado Guardsman has 1st reported US case of virus variant

The first person in the U.S. known to be infected with a new and apparently more contagious variant of the coronavirus was identified Wednesday as a Colorado National Guardsman who had been sent to help out at a nursing home struggling with an outbreak. And health officials said a second Guard member may have it, […]

First reported US case of COVID-19 variant found in Colorado

The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that’s been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday. The variant was found in a man in his 20s who is in isolation southeast of Denver and has no travel history, state health officials said. The Colorado State […]