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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
80,903,325
Deaths
991,053
Florida total
Cases
5,899,188
Deaths
73,830

Last updated 5:55 p.m. April 22. 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. White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha speaks during the daily briefing at the White House on April 26.
  2. Youngstown City Health Department worker Faith Terreri grabs two at-home COVID-19 test kits to be handed out during a Dec. 30, 2021 distribution event. The U.S. government is offering another round of free at-home COVID-19 test kits to the country. Order online from the U.S. Postal Service via www.covid.gov/tests.
  3. U.S. regulators on Tuesday authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again creep upward. The orange-capped vial is the actual vaccine. The green vial is the diluent.
  4. Sara Atkins poses for a photo, in Wynnewood, Pa., on May 10 while holding a pillow with an image of her father Andy Rotman-Zaid, who died of COVID-19 in December 2020. She channels her grief into fighting for global vaccination and better access to health care to honor her father.
  5. The American flag flies at half-staff at the White House in Washington on Thursday as the Biden administration commemorates 1 million American lives lost due to COVID-19.
  6. Nurse Alejandra Cruz works at a COVID-19 testing site on Hillsborough Community College’s Brandon campus on Feb. 7, 2022. Florida is now averaging more than 5,600 infections a day, the highest daily average since February.
  7. Patricia Miller, left, gets a hug from her sister Stacey Miller, 53, at the Phyllis Busansky Senior Center in Tampa on May 9. Now 71, Patricia Miller once changed her infant sister’s diapers. Now, Stacey Miller cares for her, but welcomes the time her older sister spends at the center.
  8. White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha speaks during the daily briefing at the White House on April 26. Speaking to the Associated Press, Jha said Americans' immune protection from the virus is waning and the virus is adapting to be more contagious, and that booster doses for most people will be necessary — with the potential for enhanced protection from a new generation of shots.
  9. The American flag flies at half-staff at the White House in Washington on Thursday as the Biden administration commemorates 1 million American lives lost due to COVID-19.
  10. U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle joined the federal bench in 2020 after being nominated by then-President Donald Trump.

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