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New daily virus cases in Florida is lowest since July

Florida reported more than 75,000 cases of COVID-19 over the week, continuing a drop from summer highs when the state battled a fierce surge in infections fueled by the delta variant, according to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The figures released Friday brought the state’s daily average for the […]

Lowdermilk Beach on Labor Day

Busy beaches on Labor Day could result in COVID case spike

Yet another holiday in the pandemic and both vacationers and staycationers are packing Southwest Florida’s beaches. However, many health officials worry that the crowded beaches on Labor Day could lead to another spike in COVID-19 cases. Many who were out on the beach on Monday said they felt comfortable and safe. You could witness the […]

Florida breaks record, reporting 21,683 new COVID cases in a single day

Florida has reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19, the state’s highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic, according to federal health data released Saturday. The state has become the new national epicenter for the virus, accounting for around a fifth of all new cases in the U.S. Gov. Ron DeSantis has resisted mandatory […]

Orange County Mayor: ‘We are in crisis mode,’ as virus cases surge

The mayor of the county that hosts Florida’s theme park mecca said Monday that “we are in crisis mode” when it comes to dealing with soaring numbers of COVID-19 infections. Florida accounted for a fifth of the nation’s new infections last week, more than any other state, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]

Spike in coronavirus cases in Southwest Florida following larger nationwide trend

COVID-19 cases are on the rise in 35 states. In Southwest Florida, we are also seeing more positive cases. Experts say large family gatherings and mixed messages may be to blame. Governor Ron Desantis says the worst of the pandemic is behind us and says that planning your holiday gatherings is safe and encouraged. Dr. Anthony […]

Florida sees rise in COVID-19 cases a day after data delay

The Florida government reported an increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 a day after not releasing virus data citing a problem with a private laboratory. The Florida Department of Health tallied Sunday 3,700 new known cases, the highest daily caseload since late August. On Saturday, there were 1,790 new confirmed cases. The state also reported […]

At least 24 states are now reporting more new COVID-19 cases than they did a week ago

A top health expert warns US needs a “comprehensive approach” to the COVID-19 pandemic, following a week of several states reporting alarming trends. “Testing does not replace safety measures including consistent mask use, physical distancing, and hand washing,” Dr. Tom Frieden, the former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Friday. His […]

Only two US states are reporting a decline in new coronavirus cases

Only two US states are reporting a decline in new coronavirus cases compared to last week: Connecticut and Rhode Island. A rise was reported in a staggering 36 states, including Florida, which some experts have cautioned could be the next epicenter for infections. Officials there and across the US are also warning of an increase in cases […]

What the recent COVID-19 trend means for you

In the last five days, more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 have surfaced in the state of Florida. Monday was the first day in the past week that we didn’t hit 1,000 new cases, topping out at 966. “We kind of slowly started to see a climb back, and that has certainly been evident […]