Coronavirus

Florida reports another 17,589 COVID-19 cases in a single day

As the delta variant of the novel coronavirus continues to sweep across the state and nation, Florida on Wednesday reported 17,589 new COVID-19 cases...
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NCH has 90 COVID patients in its hospitals, encourages vaccinations

The Department of Health in Collier County says new cases of COVID-19 have doubled each week in the month of July. NCH as of Thursday...
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Israel to offer COVID booster shot to older citizens

Israel’s prime minister on Thursday announced that the country would offer a coronavirus booster to people over 60 who have already been vaccinated. The announcement...

FDOH to host mobile vaccine clinics in Hendry County

The Florida Department of Health is holding mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Hendry County. Walk-in clinics will be held in LaBelle, Clewiston and Moore Haven,...

Biden to allow eviction moratorium to expire Saturday

The Biden administration announced Thursday it will allow a nationwide ban on evictions to expire Saturday, arguing that its hands are tied after the...

States that cut off jobless aid aren’t seeing a hiring boom

In May, Missouri Governor Michael Parson explained he was directing the state to cut off $300 in weekly jobless payments about three months before...

US economy surpasses pre-pandemic size with 6.5% Q2 growth

Fueled by vaccinations and government aid, the U.S. economy grew at a solid 6.5% annual rate last quarter in another sign that the nation...

US jobless claims down 24,000 to 400,000 as economy recovers

The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits slid last week, another sign that the job market continues to recover rapidly from the coronavirus recession. Jobless...
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SWFL grapples with surging COVID-19 cases, precautions

We're seeing COVID-19 numbers we haven't seen in Lee County since July 2020. Mask mandates are making a comeback, as the CDC once again...
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SWFL’s resources to combat pandemic-era rise in substance abuse

The stress and uncertainty that COVID-19 brings with it is being blamed for a rise in substance abuse. More than 13% of Americans say...

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