Cary Barbor

All Thing Considered Host, Reporter
Florida Department of Health

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Florida jumped 35% in one day and now stands at 2,359 according to the latest update from the Florida Department of Health.  The number of deaths is now up to 29.

The South Florida Counties of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach remain the epicenter of the outbreak in Florida with the highest number of cases.  In Southwest Florida there have been 67 confirmed coronavirus cases in Collier County, 66 cases in Lee County, 34 cases in Sarasota County and four cases in Charlotte County.

Governor Ron DeSantis said, Thursday, that rising unemployment and forcing people to stay home may cause long-term mental health consequences.  Federal numbers released, Thursday, show the highest number of jobless claims in American history, with 3.3 million people filing for unemployment last week – that's nearly five times as many as during the peak of the Great Recession a decade ago.

Florida Department of Health

The Florida Department of Health is reporting a surge of more than 500 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in one day, bringing the current total number of cases in Florida to 1,977.  The death toll has increased to 23 people.  The South Florida Counties of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach remain the epicenter of the outbreak in the state accounting for more than half of all cases in the state.

President Donald Trump approved Governor Ron DeSantis's Major Disaster Declaration request, Wednesday, and has ordered Federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by the coronavirus.  According to a White House statement, the action makes Federal funding available for crisis counseling for affected individuals in all areas in the State of Florida.

It also makes federal funding available to state, tribal, and eligible local governments, as well as certain private nonprofit organizations, for emergency protective measures for all areas in the state impacted by COVID-19.

Florida Department of Health

Lee Health officials announced, Tuesday, the death of a third coronavirus patient in Lee County.  This latest death involves a 67-year-old man who'd had contact with another confirmed case.  He had been receiving treatment at HealthPark Medical Center in South Fort Myers.

As of the latest update from the Florida Department of Health, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state now stands at 1,467 including 20 deaths.  Lee County alone has seen 34 cases.  South Florida remains the epicenter of the outbreak with more than half of cases coming from Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.

Florida Department of Health

The Florida Department of Health announced 220 new positive cases of COVID-19, Monday, and three new deaths bringing Florida's total number of cases to 1,227.  The death toll now stands at 17 people.

The epicenter of the outbreak in the state remains in South Florida as more than half of all cases in the state come from Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.

Kid Fun Hotline Opens

Mar 23, 2020
LibreShot

Are you running out of things to do with your kids? Charlotte County Parks and Recreation is offering a Home Fun Hotline starting Monday, March 23. It’s a resource to help parents find activities for kids who are  out of school.

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