A body of a COVID 19 victim waits to be cremated in New Delhi, India, on Monday.
India is seeing its largest surge of the pandemic so far while its chronically underfunded health system crumbles.
The European Union’s drug regulatory agency says the vaccine’s benefits still outweigh the risks of contracting the coronavirus.
On average, the Florida Department of Health has reported about 6,193 infections and 57 deaths per day over the past seven days.
The Uniper program, with classes and interactive programming for older residents, is likely to last beyond the coronavirus crisis.


  1. In this April 17 photo, people check in for a flight to Miami at Silvio Pettirossi Airport, in Luque, Paraguay. Vaccine seekers who can afford to travel are coming to the United States to avoid the long wait, including people who have come from as far as Paraguay.
  2. Tampa General Hospital is pictured on Thursday, July 16, 2020.
  3. A body of a COVID 19 victim waits to be cremated in New Delhi, India, on Monday.
  4. 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.
  5. Florida’s positivity rate was about 10.5 percent Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
  6. The Florida House has passed a bill that would block transgender children from playing on sports teams that align with their gender.
  7. Signs advising students on ways to stop the spread of the coronavirus were placed throughout the University of South Florida last year, including at this location on the St. Petersburg campus. Since January, the school has also offered a limited number of vaccines.
  8. 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.
  9. Florida recorded more than 4,000 coronavirus cases Monday
  10. Photo of medical marijuana taken at Zen Leaf, a medical marijuana dispensary in Neptune, New Jersey. Taken April 16, 2021.
  11. 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.
  12. Amanda Grimsley leaves the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn., after receiving her second COVID-19 vaccine dose there on Sunday, April 18, 2021. Grimsley said she’s ready now after her vaccination to see her 96-year-old grandmother.
  13. Florida recorded more than 6,000 coronavirus cases Sunday
  14. 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.
  15. The remains of a woman who died from complications related to COVID-19 are placed into a niche by cemetery workers and relatives at the Inahuma cemetery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Tuesday. The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday.
  16. Florida’s positivity rate was about 10.3 percent Saturday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
  17. The NHL has extend its regular season to May 19 as more games are rescheduled because of coronavirus outbreaks and it tries to get every team to play a full 56-game regular season.
  18. Florida’s positivity rate was about 10.3 percent Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
  19. President Joe Biden speaks about Russia in the East Room of the White House, Thursday in Washington.
  20. Bill McDonald, 75, participates in an online meeting while at his home Thursday in New Port Richey. McDonald and other seniors are taking advantage of program through the Area Agency on Aging Pasco-Pinellas to help ease the social isolation of seniors during the pandemic
  21. A vaccination card and stickers following a vaccination at Raymond James Stadium.
  22. Nurse practitioner Paula Joseph, of Tampa, draws a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine while providing vaccination shots on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Iglesia Tampa Bay in Tampa. Researchers at Stanford Medicine began administering doses to children in the tender age group as part of a larger, three-phase trial of Pfizer-BioNech’s COVID-19 vaccine that will ultimately include children ages 6 months to 12 years.
  23. A Northwell Health nurse inoculates Local 28 Sheet Metal Worker Demetrius Buttelman with the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine during a news conference, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at the Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.  Many of the construction workers working at the USB Arena will be vaccinated at the Belmont Park pop up vaccination site.