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    More than 300 people showed up for an All Lives Matter rally at Seed to Table Market in Naples on Saturday, and to express their support for its owner, Alfie Oakes. The event was planned as a preemptive response to a protest organized by a group called the Activist Protection League SWFL.
  • State health officials reported 651 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, Thursday, bringing the statewide total number of cases to 53,285. The Florida Department of Health also reported 45 new coronavirus-related deaths, yesterday, increasing the state's death toll to 2,364 fatalities, including 1,163 deaths in long-term care facilities.Of the 953,321 tests that have been performed in Florida so far, 5.6% have been positive for the virus.
  • State health officials reported 527 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, Wednesday, bringing the statewide total number of cases to 47,471 people.The Florida Department of Health also reported 44 coronavirus-related deaths, Wednesday, bringing Florida's death toll to 2,096 fatalities. 968 of Florida's coronavirus deaths have been associated with long-term care facilities, representing 46.2% of all virus-related deaths in the state.
  • If a pandemic wasn’t enough to worry about, now hurricane season is approaching too.
  • A team from the international humanitarian medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders is in Immokalee in Collier County right now assisting with the local response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and particularly its impact on farmworkers, who make up a majority of the small town’s residents.
  • A team from the international humanitarian medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders is in Immokalee in Collier County right now assisting with the local response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and particularly its impact on farmworkers, who make up a majority of the small town’s residents.
  • State health officials reported 502 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 46,944 cases.The Florida Department of Health also reported 55 deaths, Tuesday, for a total of 2,052 fatalities. 938 of Florida's coronavirus-related deaths have been associated with long-term care facilities, accounting for 45.7% of all virus-related deaths in the state.Nearly 8,500 people in total have been hospitalized for COVID-19 treatment in Florida.
  • Each year, hospitals and facilities across the country celebrate nurses and healthcare staff during the month of May. Photographer Lisette Morales visited NCH North Naples Hospital to photograph staff on the front lines of the coronavirus, where NCH medical professionals reflect on their profession—and mental state—during a pandemic.
  • Many hospitals across the country were hit hard by the initial spike in COVID-19 cases, but all hospitals have also been suffering financially since the coronavirus pandemic response began in earnest in Mid March. We find out how the re-opening process has gone so far at Lee Health with its Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Scott Nygaard. And we’ll talk about how the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted the healthcare system overall.
  • State Health officials reported 2,378 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the weekend for a statewide total of 45,588 cases.The Florida Department of Health reported 98 new coronavirus-related deaths since Friday morning, bringing Florida’s death toll to 1,973 fatalities.The total number of hospitalizations related to virus now stands at 8,230 patients, including all people who have been hospitalized and not just those who are currently receiving treatment.
  • State health officials reported 808 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, Thursday for a statewide total of 43,210 cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported 48 new coronavirus-related deaths, yesterday, for a total of 1,875 fatalities.The total number of virus-related hospitalizations in Florida stands at 7,749 patients.Of the 609,574 tests that have been performed in the state so far,7.1% have been positive for the virus.
  • Florida health officials reported 941 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, Tuesday, for a statewide total of 41,923 cases, marking the largest single-day increase since May 1.The Florida Department of Health also reported 44 new COVID-19 related deaths, Tuesday, for a total of 1,779 fatalities. Comparatively, that’s a significant increase from the six new deaths reported Sunday and the 14 new deaths reported Monday.