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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
Yesterday's total
Cases
31,753,960
67,933
Deaths
567,966
477
Florida total
Since Monday
Cases
2,178,783
5,645
Deaths
35,209
67

Last updated 2:28 p.m. April 20. The Florida total includes in-state residents and non-residents who tested positive while visiting the state. Source: Johns Hopkins and Florida Department of Health

  1. People walk along food booths at the Florida State Fair in 2020. The fair returns for a 12-day run April 22-May 2.
  2. In this April 13 photo, a box of Johnson & Johnson vaccines are shown by pharmacist Zsolt Szenasi at a warehouse of Hungaropharma, a Hungarian pharmaceutical wholesale company, in Budapest, Hungary. Experts at the European Medicines Agency are preparing to present the conclusions of their investigation later on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, into possible links between the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine and very rare cases of unusual clotting disorders detected in the U.S.
  3. A student is pictured holding her mask at St. Petersburg High on the first day of classes in August. Pinellas County school officials say they want to continue the mask mandate through the end of the school year, but might try making them voluntary for summer classes.
  4. Florida’s positivity rate was about 10.5 percent Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
  5. People enter a tent at the federally-run vaccination site at the Tampa Greyhound Track on April 5, the first day the vaccine eligibility age dropped to 16 and up.
  6. Florida recorded more than 4,000 coronavirus cases Monday
  7. Dr. Mysheika W. Roberts, the health commissioner for Columbus Public Health, poses for a portrait in Columbus, Ohio. Public health officials who have juggled bare-bones budgets for years are happy to have the additional money prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet they worry it will soon dry up as the pandemic recedes.
  8. Florida recorded more than 6,000 coronavirus cases Sunday
  9. Dr. Anthony Fauci, in a series of news show interviews, said he expects a decision when advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention meet Friday.
  10. Florida’s positivity rate was about 10.3 percent Saturday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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