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Daylina Miller

Daylina Miller, multimedia reporter for Health News Florida, was hired to help further expand health coverage statewide.

She began her journalism career as a teen columnist on the Tampa Tribune's first board of community columnists in 2005 and has since worked as a reporter in various capacities for several Tampa Bay news organizations.

Daylina is a graduate of the University of South Florida's School of Mass Communications where she started the school's Her Campus Magazine branch, served as a correspondent for USA Today College and wrote opinion columns for The Oracle.

She received her master's degree in New Media Journalism at Full Sail University and through the program started Dames & Dice, a tabletop gaming blog focused on feminist issues.

  • The Florida Department of Health reported Tuesday that 9,068 people tested positive for the coronavirus statewide, including 1,818 in the greater Tampa Bay region.
  • The state reported 5,885 new positive coronavirus cases and 42 new deaths. The Tampa Bay region reported four new deaths in Wednesday's report.
  • State Health officials reported 6,118 new COVID-19 cases and 120 deaths, Thursday. As of Wednesday, more than 3.1 million people in Florida have been vaccinated, including more than 1.4 million who have received a first dose and more than 1.7 million people who have completed the series.Retail pharmacy sites offering the vaccine like CVS and Publix are now offering doses to K-12 school employees, daycare workers and those extremely vulnerable to the virus due to a medical condition, regardless of age.Florida Democratic leaders like Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried remain critical of the governor’s vaccine rollout, citing another example of an affluent community in the Florida Keys including nearly two dozen financial supports of DeSantis, that was given vaccine priority.A draft Inspector General’s report, this week, details problems with Florida’s unemployment benefit system.A U.S. Census Bureau survey this week reveals that most U.S. businesses are not requiring COVID-19 testing for workers or vaccines when employees become eligible to receive them.Democrats in the Florida House, Thursday, introduced a broad COVID-19 relief bill.
  • State health officials reported 4,113 new COVID-19 cases Monday and 159 deaths, bringing the total number of infections to more than 1.8 million and bringing the death toll over the 30,000-fatality mark. Hospitals across Florida are experiencing a decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations, mirroring a national trend.U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate after Gov. Ron DeSantis authorized a state-run pop-up vaccine clinic limited to residents of an affluent, mostly white and Republican community in Manatee County.Four federal mass vaccination sites are coming to Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando and Tampa.The city of Sarasota voted, last week, to allow its current mask mandate to sunset on Thursday.
  • The state reported 87 deaths in the Tampa Bay region on Tuesday, the highest daily change since 85 deaths were reported on Jan. 22.
  • About 90% of assisted living facilities in Florida have self-reported having a chance to have their staff and residents vaccinated, leaving 10% still waiting for the opportunity.
  • Thousands of federal, state, county, city and private security officials are tasked with keeping fans at the Super Bowl safe.
  • State Health officials reported 5,730 new COVID-19 cases, Monday and 206 new deaths. In addition to legislation protecting businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits, state lawmakers are also considering similar liability protections for healthcare facilities and nursing homes. Lawmakers are also considering bills aimed at helping residents at risk of eviction amid the pandemic as well as a post-eviction protection bill. The Marco Island Police Chief and the Marco Island Fire-Rescue Chief are on administrative leave pending an investigation into allegations of "access and use" of the city's Eventbrite COVID-19 vaccine appointment registration system.
  • Health experts say when test results are delayed it impacts contact tracing and quarantine efforts that help prevent the disease from spreading.
  • The St. Petersburg City Council approved a $6.7 million dollar contract to equip hundreds of officers and patrol cars with cameras by the end of 2020.