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Debbie Monahan, a school nurse, pulls down Charles Robbins' sleeve after giving him his second shot of the coronavirus vaccine at Surry County High School in Dendron, Va., on Saturday. Getting the coronavirus vaccine has been a challenge for rural counties in the U.S. that lack medical facilities such as a pharmacy or a well-equipped doctor's office.
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  1. A South Florida couple applied for an SBA loan claiming to be farmers. Now they're facing fraud charges in court.
  2. The Disney cruise ship Fantasy pictured at Port Canaveral, Fla., on March 7, 2012. Disney Cruise Line is facing four federal lawsuits from tourists who say they contracted the coronavirus while on board last March.
  3. This image shows part of a Wednesday, Feb. 24 Instagram post by Jeff Klein of Austin, Texas, holding his COVID-19 vaccination card. The 44-year-old musician notes he was given a shot as a volunteer at a mass vaccination hub at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
  4. Florida added more than 3,000 coronavirus cases Monday.
  5. Tampa City Attorney Gina Grimes said Monday that the city's suspension of alcohol sales by bars and nightclubs found to have violated coronavirus orders has been effective in encouraging compliance.
  6. Nurse Annette Shelton of Med-Call Healthcare administers the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Cleopatra Sykes at Bethel Community Baptist Church in St. Petersburg on Saturday. More than 300 doses were administered to community residents who qualified. The pop-up site was sponsored by the Florida Division of Emergency Management and the Florida Department of Health.
  7. Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, shown here after winning election in November 2018, drew cheers from protesters in Boise on Saturday for her remarks of support as they tossed face coverings into a flaming barrel in the state capital.
  8. Tony Hernandez, a social worker with Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care in Pinellas, left, is administered a BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shot from Walgreens pharmacist Drin Mita at Heron House Assisted Living in Largo on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, where healthcare workers and residents received their second shots against the coronavirus.
  9. Florida recorded more than 4,000 coronavirus cases Sunday
  10. People wait in line Sunday to get vaccinated at the FEMA Florida City Vaccination site at the Florida City Youth Center.
  11. The 76ers' Joel Embiid dunks the ball during a game against the Utah Jazz Wednesday in Philadelphia.
  12. Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez fields a ground ball during a spring training baseball practice last month in Goodyear, Ariz.
  13. Leo Carney, kitchen manager at McElroy's Harbor House in Biloxi on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, said the removal of coronavirus restrictions will disproportionately impact Black residents — many of whom are essential workers.
  14. Debbie Monahan, a school nurse, pulls down Charles Robbins' sleeve after giving him his second shot of the coronavirus vaccine at Surry County High School in Dendron, Va., on Saturday. Getting the coronavirus vaccine has been a challenge for rural counties in the U.S. that lack medical facilities such as a pharmacy or a well-equipped doctor's office.
  15. In this image from video, the vote total of 50-49 on Senate passage of the COVID-19 relief bill is displayed on screen in the U.S. Senate on Saturday.
  16. Florida's positivity rate was about 6.3 percent Saturday.
  17. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to the press after giving his State of the State speech on the first day of the 2021 Legislative Session in Tallahassee on March 2.
  18. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York leads a round of applause for support staff as he speaks before the final vote on the Senate version of the COVID-19 relief bill Saturday.
  19. Connecticut kindergarten school teacher Christina Kibby received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine from pharmacist Madeline Acquilano, left, at Hartford Hospital in Hartford on Wednesday. Throughout the week in Florida, there frequent changes in the availability of vaccines for teachers of all ages. At week's end, teachers were being encouraged to make their appointments at both state and federally run sites.
  20. Pinellas residents enter and exit the St. Petersburg Health Department in January. On Saturday, Pinellas County announced it is opening new appointments for people eligible under state rules.
  21. People crowd Rome's Via del Corso shopping street in early February, following the ease of restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19. Europe recorded 1 million new COVID-19 cases last week, an increase of 9 percent from the previous week and ending a six-week decline.
  22. Toronto FC's Richie Laryea, left, and Toronto FC's Alejandro Pozuelo celebrates Pozuelo's goal during a November match against Inter Miami in East Hartford, Conn.
  23. On average, the Florida Department of Health has reported about 5,426 infections and 133 deaths per day this week.
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