Coronavirus in Florida

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

  1. This 2020 electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, which cause COVID-19. A crucial question has eluded governments and health agencies since the COVID-19 pandemic began: Did the virus originate in animals or leak from a Chinese lab? Now, the U.S. Department of Energy has assessed with “low confidence” that it began with a lab leak although some others in the U.S. intelligence community disagree.
  2. Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo, center, flanked by Jim Millican, division chief with the Lealman Fire District, left, and Ulyee Choe, director of the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County, speaks to reporters on Jan. 30, 2023, at the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County in Clearwater.
  3. Gov. Ron DeSantis falsely claimed that “almost every study now has said with these new boosters, you’re more likely to get infected with the bivalent booster.”
  4. Jane Lenher, a resident who says she is in her 80's, sits outside of the Freedom Square Seminole Nursing Pavilion, 7800 Liberty Lane, on Friday, April 17, 2020 in Seminole. "I come out everyday for some fresh air," Lenher said. "And then I go back in and do busy stuff." Lenher said she does not know anyone in the facility that is sick from coronavirus. About 30 patients and staff members at a Pinellas County nursing home have tested positive for the coronavirus, county officials said. Several patients from Freedom Square Seminole Nursing Pavilion have been transferred to local hospitals, Assistant County Administrator Lourdes Benedict told the Tampa Bay Times. Other residents of the facility will be tested, officials said, and the grounds are being cleaned.
  5. Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, passes a COVID-19 informational sign while walking to her office on Thursday, in Washington. Coronavirus-related hospital admissions are climbing again in the United States, with older adults a growing share of U.S. deaths.
  6. Dr. Seetha Lakshmi, center foreground, works with a multidisciplinary team during rounds in the 2D COVID-19 unit at Tampa General Hospital. Many hospitals began relaxing masking rules in the past month after new guidance from the CDC.
  7. A doctor uses a hand-held Doppler probe on a pregnant woman to measure the heartbeat of the fetus on Dec. 17, 2021, in Jackson, Miss. COVID-19 drove a dramatic increase in the number of women who died from pregnancy or childbirth complications in the U.S. last year, a crisis that has disproportionately claimed Black and Hispanic women as victims, according to a report released Wednesday.
  8. This August 2022 photo provided by Pfizer shows vials of the company's updated COVID-19 vaccine during production in Kalamazoo, Mich. New booster shots are here and social distancing guidelines are easy but COVID-19 infections aren't going away anytime soon, experts say.
  9. Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
  10. Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.

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