Federal Public Health Emergency Extension Means More Money For FloridaAs the numbers of COVID-19 infections continue to rise, President Joe Biden’s administration has extended a federal public-health emergency that provides additional money to Florida and other states.
Prominent Health Expert, FIU's Dr. Aileen Marty Applauds New Face Mask Recommendation For SchoolsA prominent health expert is applauding a new recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics that says all children over the age of 2 should wear face masks when going back to school.
Jackson Health System Upgrades COVID-19 Threat Level To 'High', Changes Visitation PolicyCOVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are up across South Florida, leading Jackson Health System to upgrade its COVID threat level to ‘high’ at most of its facilities.
South Florida's Food For The Poor Critical In Getting COVID-19 Vaccines To HaitiA shipment of 500,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has finally arrived in Haiti which was donated by the United States. A key part of their vaccine program was provided by the U.S. Southern Command and South Florida’s Food for the Poor.
As Highly Infectious COVID Delta Variant Spreads, Doctors Are Worried About Unvaccinated ChildrenMore than four million children have been infected with COVID-19 in the U.S. since the start of the pandemic, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Florida Sees Surge In COVID Cases, FIU's Infectious Disease Expert Dr. Aileen Marty Said Delta Variant Is Big ConcernFlorida saw a significant jump in the number of new COVID-19 cases in the past couple of weeks as the more contagious Delta variant continued to spread.
Florida Accounts For 20% Of All New COVID-19 InfectionsFour states accounted for 40% of new COVID-19 cases last week, with one in five coming from Florida, as South Florida's positivity rate continues to rise.
County Commissioner Joe Martinez Tests Positive For COVID-19Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe Martinez announced on Wednesday morning that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
Unvaccinated Adults Make Up Most New COVID-19 Cases In South Florida But Breakthrough Cases Also ExistThe number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Florida is among unvaccinated adults but so-called breakthrough cases also exist but are difficult to track.
Vaccinated County Commission Chairman Jose "Pepe" Diaz Tests Positive For COVID-19 While Helping At Surfside Condo Collapse SiteMiami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jose "Pepe" Diaz, who has been helping other local officials at the site of the Surfside condo collapse, announced on Sunday that he and his chief of staff tested positive for COVID-19 even though both have been vaccinated.
COVID-19 Cases Trending Upward In South Florida And Rest Of StateThe highly contagious Delta variant is fast becoming the dominant strain of COVID-19 in Florida, which may be why the number of total coronavirus cases is on the rise.