The Florida Department of Health (DOH) reported 8502 positive COVID-19 cases out of nearly 100,000 tests performed Friday, bringing the state totals to 526,577 cases with 8,109 deaths related to COVID-19. Last week, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the formation of Florida’s Task Force on the Safe and Limited Re-Opening of Long-TermContinue Reading

COVID-19 update The Florida Department of Health (DOH) reported 216 COVID-19 related fatalities for Tuesday, a one day record, bringing the state total to 6,333. Of the more than 88,000 COVID-19 tests performed, 9,446 new positive COVID-19 cases were reported, slightly higher than 12 percent of the total. Florida’s totalContinue Reading

Today, Florida state health officials reported an additional 10,360 new positive COVID-19 cases, out of 87,000 people tested. This put the state’s case tally to 254,511 cases, the third most of US states. Another 95 deaths were recorded in 32 counties. Florida has now seen 4,197 deaths related to COVID-19,Continue Reading

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) saw it’s largest increase in newly confirmed COVID-19 cases with 5508 reported in today’s update. Nearly 16 percent of the 36,300 tests performed Tuesday were positive. This brings the state total to 109,014. The deaths of forty-four Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 haveContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Health issued an additional Public Health Advisory Saturday in response to COVID-19, providing recommendations to protect Floridians and visitors from this virus. The advisory is in addition to steps that the Department has taken to increase mitigation measures, including the purchase of 20 million cloth masks,Continue Reading

Dr. Anthony Fauci believes that the United States faces a problem of “anti-science bias” and a lack of trust in authority, calling it “inconceivable and not understandable,” just days after Fauci himself confessed to lying about masks, the benefits and talking points at the beginning of the pandemic. “One ofContinue Reading

During the Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group meeting Thursday afternoon, Hillsborough Commissioner Sandy Murman discussed the recent in coronavirus cases as testing has risen during recent weeks. Murman warned that the George Floyd rallies and protests could further the spike, stating they “are like incubators for the virus.’’ “I’m pretty concerned,’’Continue Reading

Gov. Ron DeSantisannounced Phase Two reopening in Florida amid the COVID-19 pandemic, reopening movie theaters, bars and casinos with limited capacity. There will still be 50% occupancy limits at those locales, he said. “Those have not been operating up to this point,” DeSantis said. “They now have a pathway toContinue Reading

Floridians are increasingly concerned about the 2020 Hurricane Season and the coronavirus is one of the reasons why. According to a AAA survey – fielded last week – nearly a third (31%) of Floridians are more concerned about the 2020 Hurricane Season than they were last year. Two-of-five people (42%) say they are less likelyContinue Reading

COVID-19

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) reported that of the nearly 41,000 COVID-19 tests performed Thursday, 1212 were positive, or 3 percent. This brings the state total to 54,497 cases. An additional 49 deaths were reported–Broward, Calhoun, Charlotte, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Gadsden, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Jackson, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Orange,Continue Reading

Governor DeSantis

OPINION The Tampa Bay Times editorial board took aim at Gov. Ron DeSantis, circling the wagons around Rebekah Jones, calling the incident a “smear job by DeSantis’ office” to elevate Jones beyond her credentials and actual contributions. “Gov. Ron DeSantis loves to share praise from Washington about Florida’s handling ofContinue Reading

Health Care Voter hosted the latest in its extended town hall series “Our Lives on the Line: The Hardest Hit” featuring four mayors from across the country. The discussion focused on some of the cities left behind by the Trump administration’s haphazard response to the coronavirus pandemic. Led by formerContinue Reading