Coronavirus

Weekly COVID-19 update: 10,095 new cases reported and 290 deaths

The following is weekly COVID-19 vaccine, case, and death data as reported by the Florida Department of Health for June 11 - June 17. FLORIDA...

Golisano Children’s Hospital mobile pediatric vaccination clinic schedule

Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Mobile Pediatric Vaccination Clinic will be making stops around Southwest Florida next week to vaccinate children 12-years-old and older for COVID-19. The...

Fort Myers-area unemployment for May remains unchanged

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced on Friday that Florida has experienced thirteen consecutive months of job growth, gaining 595,000 private-sector jobs over...

Fauci: US to spend $3.2B for antiviral pills for COVID-19

The United States is devoting $3.2 billion to advance development of antiviral pills for COVID-19, officials said Thursday. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious...

US jobless claims tick up to 412,000 from a pandemic low

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week for the first time since April despite widespread evidence that the economy and...
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Edison Mall vaccination site closing Friday

The last vaccine will be given out Friday at Lee County's only mass vaccination site; the site in the former Sear's at the Edison...

Eight Royal Caribbean crew members test positive for COVID-19, delaying cruise

A Royal Caribbean cruise has been delayed after eight crew members tested positive for COVID-19. The company's Odyssey of the Seas ship was set...
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JobLink job fair brings over 200 open positions to Fort Myers

At Florida JobLink's Wednesday job fair in Fort Myers, at the Drury Inn at 9950 University Park Drive from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,...

More evidence suggests COVID-19 was in US by Christmas 2019

A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the new...

US COVID-19 deaths hit 600,000, equal to yearly cancer toll

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and...

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