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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.

U.S. total
Cases
64,671,933
Deaths
848,812
Florida total
Cases
4,992,265
Deaths
63,158

Last updated 5:57 p.m. Jan. 14. 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. A 62-year-old nursing home resident receives a COVID-19 booster shot in New York on Sept. 27, 2021. A study released on Wednesday that compares coronavirus protection from prior infection and vaccination in New York and California concludes getting the shots is still the safest way to prevent COVID-19.
  2. A U.S. government website is displayed on a computer Wednesday in Walpole, Mass., that features a page where people can order free, at-home COVID-19 tests. The website, COVIDTests.gov, allows people to order four at-home tests per residence and have them delivered by mail.
  3. A six-year-old at her second appointment for the Pfizer covid vaccine on Dec. 30, 2021, in San Francisco, California. (SANTIAGO MEJIA / THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE VIA GETTY IMAGES)
  4. Registered nurse Jessalynn Dest pulls on a new N95 mask Friday after leaving a COVID-19 patient room in the acute care unit of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
  5. Exterior photo of Radiant Health Care of Brandon, formerly Consulate Health pictured on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 in Brandon.
  6. Seattle Kraken left wing Jared McCann takes off from center ice to shoot a penalty shot against the Chicago Blackhawks during a game Monday in Seattle. The NHL will stop testing asymptomatic players, coaches and staff who are fully vaccinated following the All-Star break in early February.
  7. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and six-time Grammy winner Van Morrison performs at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater in 2017.
  8. Youngstown City Health Department worker Faith Terreri grabs two at-home COVID-19 test kits to be handed out during a distribution event on Dec. 30 in Youngstown, Ohio. Starting Saturday, private health insurers will be required to cover up to eight home COVID-19 tests per month for those on their plans, the Biden administration announced Monday, as it looks to lower costs and make testing for the virus more convenient amid rising frustrations.
  9. Young revelers yell for beads at the 2020 Children's Gasparilla parade in Tampa. The parade was canceled in 2021 because of COVID-19.
  10. Respiratory therapist Frans Oudenaar, left, and registered nurse Bryan Hofilena cover the body of a COVID-19 patient with a sheet at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Los Angeles, Dec. 14, 2021. The fast-moving omicron variant may cause less severe disease on average, but COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are climbing and modelers forecast 50,000 to 300,000 more Americans could die by the time the wave subsides in mid-March.

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