The Florida Department of Health no longer releases daily COVID-19 data. Instead, it is now releasing a weekly report every Friday, but has withheld some information that was publicly available before.
The state says 56 percent of Floridians ages 12 and up have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
Nine Florida Democrats call on House and Senate leadership to pass legislation to improve health care for new mothers.
A handful of local stores believe it’s not safe for customers to go maskless. It’s costing some of them business.
HCA charges patients an “activation fee” of up to $50,000 for trauma teams at centers located in half its 179 hospitals — and they often don’t need trauma care, an analysis of insurance claims data...


  1. The Florida Department of Health no longer releases daily COVID-19 data. Instead, it is now releasing a weekly report every Friday, but has withheld some information that was publicly available before.
  2. Carnival Cruise Line's Sunrise and Vista ships, along with the MSC Meraviglia, are docked at the Port of Miami, awaiting an eventual return to service.
  3. U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, left, the St. Petersburg Democrat running for Florida governor. U.S. Rep Val Demings, right, the Orlando Democrat running for U.S. Senate.
  4. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks in May before a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing.
  5. Attorney Michael Minardi speaks with reporters Tuesday while flanked by his clients Joshua McAdams, left, and Taylor Bland-Ball, who are trying to convince a judge that they should be able to treat their son's leukemia with medical marijuana. [TONY MARRERO  l  Times]
  6. A sign on the door of Sans Market, a zero-waste lifestyle store in St. Petersburg. The store is one of a handful still mandating customers mask up to shop.
  7. A man walks past the Leading Insurance Agency in Miami, which offers plans under the Affordable Care Act.
  8. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, pictured in the Florida House in 2018, with other members of the Florida Cabinet. Left to Right are:  Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried, Attorney General Ashley Moody, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, and former Attorney General Pam Bondi. SCOTT KEELER  |   Times
  9. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., pauses for reporters after a meeting of the House Democratic Caucus,  Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington.  Dingell, who has sponsored several PFAS-related bills in the House, said she has looked for PFAS in her own makeup and lipstick, but could not see if they were present because the products were not properly labeled.
  10. Tell the Tampa Bay Times the reasons you're hesitant to receive a coronavirus vaccine in the form below.
  11. In this Jan. 9, 2021 file photo, transporters Miguel Lopez, right, Noe Meza prepare to move a body of a COVID-19 victim to a morgue at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles. The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has topped 600,000, even as the vaccination drive has drastically slashed daily cases and deaths and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom.
  12. Residents look at the street through a window at the Icaria nursing home in Barcelona, Spain, Nov. 25, 2020. The image was part of a series by Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
  13. President Joe Biden wants to imbue Independence Day with new meaning this year by encouraging nationwide celebrations to mark the country’s effective return to normalcy after 16 months of coronavirus pandemic disruption.
  14. Nurse Carla Alleyne administers the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to Ana Lucia Delgado Tejada at the Salvation Army of Broward County Community Center in Fort Lauderdale on May 19, 2021.
  15. The Phase 3 Novavax coronavirus vaccine undergoes trial in October at St. George's University hospital in London. Results from the study in the U.S. and Mexico were released on Monday.
  16. Workers at a mostly empty COVID-19 vaccination clinic located at Cathedral of the Cross A.O.H. Church of God in Birmingham, Ala., are shown in this Monday, May 3, 2021, file photo. New COVID-19 cases are declining across the most of the country, even in some states with vaccine-hesitant populations.
  17. A teacher has the attention of students from two kindergarten classes in August 2018 at Saint Dominic Academy in Lewiston, Maine. School districts across the United States are hiring additional teachers in anticipation of what will be one of the largest kindergarten classes ever.
  18. HCA Healthcare, Chippenham Hospital's owner, runs about 1 in every 20 trauma centers in the country, according to company disclosures.
  19. St Petersburg Pregnancy Center, 1210 22nd St S, pictured on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.
  20. Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
  21. J&J, Moderna & Pfizer vaccines displayed. U.S. regulators are allowing the release of 10 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine from a troubled Baltimore factory, but many other doses can’t be used and must be thrown out.
  22. The Food And Drug Administration has approved the use of a drug to treat Alzheimer's disease.
  23. In this March 30, 2020 photo, a worker moves items at a Federal Medical Station for hospital surge capacity set up at Temple University's Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in early June, the U.S. saw remarkable increases in the death rates for heart disease, diabetes and some other common killers in 2020. And experts believe a main reason may be that many people who suffered dangerous symptoms made the lethal mistake of staying away from the hospital for fear of catching the coronavirus.