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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
86,133,679
Deaths
1,012,835
Florida total
Cases
6,345,663
Deaths
75,096

Last updated 5:45 p.m. June 17. Florida totals are updated biweekly 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. Publix, the state's largest private employer, has announced that it will not be offering the newly approved vaccine for children ages 4 and under.
  2. (From top left) Delquanda Turner Smith, 46, and Erik Smith, 50, pose for a portrait with their two sons (bottom left), Erik Smith, 4, and Carlton Smith, 3, outside their home on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 in St. Petersburg. The two sons have an immune disorder which leaves them vulnerable to illnesses, including covid. The Smith’s hope to vaccinate their sons soon as federal officials recently announced their approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 4 and under.
  3. President Joe Biden holds a baby as he visits a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Church of the Holy Communion on Tuesday in Washington.
  4. Pharmacist Kaitlin Harring, left, administers a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination to 3-year-old Fletcher Pack while he sits on the lap of his mother, McKenzie Pack, at a Walgreens pharmacy in Lexington, S.C. on Monday. Today marked the first day COVID-19 vaccinations were made available to children under 5 in the United States.
  5. Shareeka Ford, an LPN with Stat Lab Mobile prepares to give Zachary Mayor, 7 his first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a December vaccination clinic at Turkey Creek Middle School in Plant City. Children ages 4 and under are now eligible to get vaccinated and the rollout is set to start this week.
  6. This May 2022 photo provided by Pfizer shows production of the Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5 in Puurs, Belgium. Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unanimously decided that coronavirus vaccines should be opened to children as young as 6 months. The final signoff from CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky was expected later Saturday. The rollout could start early next week.
  7. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's community chart on Friday shows many Florida counties are at "high" risk of COVID-19. Those are the ones colored orange. The "medium" risk counties are colored yellow and "low" risk counties are green.
  8. White House COVID-19 response coordinator Ashish Jha speaks during the April 26 daily briefing at the White House. Jha said Friday that Florida's failure to preorder doses of the vaccine for children 4 and under will delay delivery to the state's pediatricians, children’s hospitals and medical facilities.
  9. Syringes and colorful bandages are prepared as children from local schools prepare to get COVID-19 vaccines in Pittsfield, Mass., on Monday Dec. 13, 2021.
  10. Gov. DeSantis' decision makes Florida the only state in the nation that has not placed preorders for the vaccines for young children.

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