Coronavirus

Lee Health reports 187 COVID-19 patients Tuesday, 6 deaths Monday

Lee Health reports 187 COVID-19 patients being treated as of Tuesday morning, with 19 new admissions since Monday. As of Tuesday morning, there are...

COVID-19 reduced life expectancy for U.S. men by 2.2 years

COVID-19 caused the biggest jump in international mortality rates since World War II, with U.S. men seeing their life expectancy drop by 2.2 years,...

Japan to lift all coronavirus emergency steps nationwide

Japan’s government announced Tuesday that the coronavirus state of emergency will end this week so the economy can be reactivated as infections slow. Prime Minister...

Biden gets COVID-19 booster shot on camera

President Biden received his COVID-19 vaccine booster shot on Monday, after public health officials recommended boosters for many Americans, including those 65 and older....

Lee Health resumes all elective surgeries; COVID hospitalizations drop below 200

Lee Health reports 197 COVID-19 patients being treated as of Monday morning, with 48 new admissions since Friday. The health system is also resuming...

Nursing homes charging ahead to administer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots

Nursing home and assisted living facilities are preparing to roll out COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for their residents and staff, while grappling with an...

Golisano Children’s Hospital’s 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...

Florida begins buying monoclonal antibody treatment doses directly

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that the state has begun purchasing doses of a monoclonal antibody treatment directly from the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, after...

Here are the workers now eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot

Workers whose jobs put them at high risk of exposure to COVID-19 are now eligible for COVID-19 booster shots, according to the latest guidance from...

Schools without mask mandates are more likely to have COVID-19 outbreaks, CDC finds

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new studies Friday that show enforcing masks in schools helps reduce the spread of COVID-19. One study looked...

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