The number of Florida residents testing positive for COVID-19 has decreased in the past two weeks, but the coronavirus has killed more than 78,500 residents since the pandemic started in 2020, according to data released Friday.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released data Friday that showed 4,341 Florida hospital inpatients had COVID-19, down from 4,430 in a Thursday count.
Three former employees have sued Walt Disney World, saying they were fired after refusing to wear face masks and get the COVID-19 vaccine due to religious reasons, according to a lawsuit.
Florida has topped 71,000 new COVID-19 cases in each of the past five weeks, a report released Friday by the state Department of Health shows. It has exceeded 73,000 reported cases in each of the past four weeks — including totaling 74,481 cases during the week that started June 24 and ended Thursday.
Publix says its pharmacies will not administer vaccines to children under the age of 5 at this time.
The COVID-19 positivity rate in Florida continues to climb. It’s up to 17.2%. Two months ago it was only 4.9%. The rise has some wondering if they should get a second booster shot to better protect themselves.
Florida doctors will be able to order COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5 from the federal government, the White House said Friday, after Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state would not order and distribute the shots in the state.
Florida is the only state that hasn’t preordered COVID-19 vaccines for toddlers in anticipation of their final approval by the federal government, and Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday that he won’t facilitate their distribution, though he said they’ll be available to those who want them.
As the federal Food and Drug Administration weighs approval of COVID-19 vaccinations for children under age 5, Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo is opposed to the potential change.
The First District Court of Appeal said Monday it will hear arguments next month in a potential class-action lawsuit that contends the University of Florida should refund fees to students who were forced to learn remotely in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The number of Florida hospital inpatients with COVID-19 increased nearly 17 percent during the past week.
Florida saw a jump in COVID-19 cases last week, while reported deaths of Florida residents during the pandemic climbed to more than 74,300. The number of Florida hospital inpatients with COVID-19 jumped 24 percent during the past week
President Joe Biden appealed to world leaders for a renewed international commitment to attacking COVID-19 and ordered flags lowered to half-staff for the tragic milestone.
Florida has exceeded 74,000 resident deaths from COVID-19, while newly reported cases steadily climb, according to data released Friday by the state Department of Health.
The COVID-19 pandemic pushed many healthcare workers to the brink, causing many to leave the field.
The COVID-19 pandemic pushed many healthcare workers to the brink, causing many to leave the field
Florida's death toll in the coronavirus pandemic was nearing 74,000 deaths among residents based on data released by the state last week.
The number of Florida hospital inpatients with COVID-19 has inched up after falling below 1,000, according to data posted online Thursday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Fewer than 1,000 Florida hospital inpatients have COVID-19, after a steady decline in hospitalizations in February and March, according to data posted online Monday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The State of Florida announced Tuesday that it plans to sue the federal government over mask requirements on public transportation like planes.