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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
40,716,593
Deaths
656,139
Florida total
Cases
3,409,165
Deaths
48,772

Last updated 5:38 p.m. Sept. 10. 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. Tampa police Officer Matthew S. Coleman, 37, has died following complications from the coronavirus, according to the Tampa Police Department.
  2. In this Jan. 13, 2020 photo, a woman holds a sign during a protest at the state house in Trenton, N.J. Religious objections, once used only sparingly around the country to get exempted from various required vaccines, are becoming a much more widely used loophole against the COVID-19 shot.
  3. A syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa., on Sept. 14.
  4. President Joe Biden speaks at a meeting with business leaders and CEOs on the COVID-19 response in the library of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington on Wednesday.
  5. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis shakes hands with other politicians after arriving for a news conference Monday, Sept. 13 in Tampa.
  6. President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with business leaders and CEOs on the COVID-19 response in the library of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington on Wednesday.
  7. Florida had the most nursing home deaths in a monthlong period ending on Aug. 22.
  8. Pope Francis speaks with journalists on board an Alitalia aircraft enroute from Bratislava back to Rome on Wednesday.
  9. Former Bucs wide receiver Michael Clayton (80) is among the handful of NFL alumni set to appear at a free vaccination event Friday at Ana G. Mendez University in West Tampa.
  10. In this June 29 file photo, people ride their bikes past a homeless encampment set up along the boardwalk in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles. The share of Americans living in poverty rose slightly as the COVID pandemic shook the economy last year, but massive relief payments pumped out by Congress eased hardship for many, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday. The official poverty measure showed an increase of 1 percentage point in 2020, indicating that 11.4% of Americans were living in poverty. It was the first increase in poverty after five consecutive annual declines.

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