Coronavirus in Florida

As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its second year, read the latest on the coronavirus, its variants and the vaccines as well as helpful tips from safety to economic relief and more.

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Last updated 5:47 p.m. Dec. 3. Florida totals are updated weekly on Fridays. State totals include in-state residents and non-residents who tested positive while visiting the state. Source: Johns Hopkins and Florida Department of Health

  1. Leanna Arcila, 7, is licked by Watson, a therapy dog with the Pawtucket police department, as she receives her COVID-19 vaccination on Tuesday from Dr. Eugenio Fernandez at Nathanael Greene Elementary School in Pawtucket, R.I. Even as the U.S. reaches a COVID-19 milestone of roughly 200 million fully-vaccinated people, infections and hospitalizations are spiking, including in highly-vaccinated pockets of the country like New England.
  2. A plane taxis to the gate, as another flight departs Tampa International Airport Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 in Tampa.
  3. Ivermectin is approved to treat parasites in animals, and low doses of the drug are approved to treat worms, head lice and certain skin conditions in humans. But the Food and Drug Administration has not authorized the drug to treat covid.
  4. Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is transferred into a syringe earlier this month at a mobile vaccination clinic in Worcester, Mass. Pfizer said Wednesday that a booster dose of its COVID-19 vaccine may protect against the new omicron variant.
  5. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, addresses an audience during a Tuesday news conference in Oldsmar as state Rep. Chris Latvala, in background on right, looks on at R E Olds Park, 107 Shore Dr. W.
  6. A man walks off a vaccination bus at a mobile vaccine clinic in Midtown Manhattan on Dec. 6. As COVID science evolves, "we will look at whether we need to update our definition of ‘fully vaccinated,’ ” said the CDC’s director, Rochelle Walensky.
  7. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a virtual news conference last week.
  8. A COVID-19 test center operates inside the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport on Dec. 1 in Los Angeles.
  9. Contact tracer Alejandra Camarillo works in June at a Harris County Public Health facility in Houston.
  10. A sign is posted outside a CVS pharmacy on Thursday in Indianapolis. A rush of vaccine-seeking customers and staff shortages are squeezing drugstores around the country. That has led to frazzled workers and even temporary pharmacy closures.

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