In all, 39,179 Florida residents have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic started in early 2020. The state has had more than 2.64 million confirmed cases.
One Central Florida doctor has been testing all of his 65-and-older patients who received the COVID-19 vaccine for coronavirus antibodies. In some cases, the results have shown no presence of the antibodies months after the shot, which is why he is prescribing a third booster shot for those patients.
The state does have $870 million in federal funds for rental assistance, but only 2-percent of that money has been distributed to families.
DeSantis said he expects hospitalizations to drop in the next couple weeks, asserting that the spike is seasonal as Floridians spend more time together indoors to escape the summer heat and humidity.
Governor DeSantis says the media is creating "hysteria" around COVID hospitalizations. Mayor Dyer says record cases is a big concern.
Long-haul COVID cases, when COVID symptoms last months after first becoming sick, will now be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, meaning long-haulers will be protected and accommodated at work.
The testing site at Orange County's Barnett Park has been seeing long lines all week, forcing the county to open up another testing site at Econ Soccer Complex to try to help with the long waits.
Here’s what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says about the Delta variant, its symptoms, characteristics and other things to watch for.
The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Florida rose to an all-time high of 11,515 patients in one day, according to data the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released Tuesday.
Some districts in Central Florida are giving parents more time to sign up for virtual school as the Delta variant leaves parents uncertain about sending their children back into the classroom.
"We are not shutting down," DeSantis said. "We are going to have schools open. We are protecting every Floridian’s job in this state."
Florida received $870 million in federal funds for rental assistance, but as of Friday, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCF) has only distributed 2% of the funds.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday criticized Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ approach to the COVID-19 pandemic as “bad health policy.”
A memorial grove to COVID-19 victims has been planted in Ohio, and governors and lawmakers elsewhere are pursuing similar permanent remembrances.
Country star Garth Brooks says he will be reassessing whether to continue future dates on his stadium tour in light of the rising number of COVID-19 cases across the country.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a new eviction moratorium through October 3, 2021. That one replaces the one that expired over the weekend. It comes as some families cannot afford to pay their rent and local landlords are getting frustrated.
Because the coronavirus testing site at Barnett Park has been so busy lately, Orange County has opened a second location at the Econ Soccer Complex.
The Seminole County School District expects to have more than 90 percent of its students back to in-person learning. That means more students will be on buses.
President Joe Biden called the COVID-19 pandemic “largely preventable,” saying Americans need to get vaccinated as the delta variant fuels case surges across the country.
The U.S. Department of Defense would like Pfizer, Inc. to produce and distribute 500 million COVID-19 vaccines internationally.