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  • State health officials reported 11,615 COVID-19 cases, Wednesday, for a total of 1,601,011 infections.The Florida Department of Health also reported 142 coronavirus-related deaths, Jan. 20, increasing the statewide death toll to 24,965 fatalities since the start of the pandemic.
  • Sarasota County's new COVID-19 vaccine appointment registration system is set to launch at noon on Wednesday, Jan 20.The new system will assign appointments on a first come, first served basis and unlike the previous system, it allows people to sign up via telephone as well as online.
  • Florida's partnership with the Publix grocery store chain to administer COVID-19 vaccine doses is now expanding into Lee and Charlotte Counties.Beginning Thursday, Jan. 21, 32 Publix pharmacies throughout Lee County will begin offering vaccine doses to eligible people 65 and older, frontline medical workers and residents and staff of long-term care facilities.Seven Publix locations in Charlotte County are also set to begin administering vaccine doses on Thursday. 16 Publix pharmacies in Collier County joined the vaccine rollout effort last week.
  • The Florida Department of Health in Lee County and Lee County government announced, Tuesday, that about 5,800 COVID-19 vaccine doses will be administered this week.The vaccines will be administered Thursday, Jan. 21 and Friday, Jan. 22 at the county’s vaccine distribution site off Daniels Pkwy near Southwest Florida International Airport.
  • State health officials reported 7,884 COVID-19 cases, Monday, for a total of 1,579,281 infections.The Florida Department of Health also reported 137 coronavirus-related deaths, Monday, increasing the statewide death toll to 24,657 fatalities since the beginning of the pandemic.
  • State health officials reported 13,900 new COVID-19 cases, Wednesday for a total of 1,517,472 infections. The Florida Department of Health also reported 169 coronavirus-related deaths, Jan. 13, increasing the statewide death toll to 23,759 fatalities since the beginning of the pandemic.
  • Florida’s partnership with Publix grocery store chain to administer COVID-19 vaccine doses is expanding and will now include 16 Publix locations in Collier County.
  • Coronavirus vaccine appointment reservations in Lee County will reopen at noon Wednesday, Jan. 13.
  • State health officials reported 11,576 new COVID-19 cases, Monday for a total of 1,488,586 infections.The Florida Department of Health also reported 163 coronavirus-related deaths, Jan. 11, increasing the statewide death toll to 23,424 fatalities since the beginning of the pandemic.The latest single-day positivity rate reported by the Florida Division of Emergency Management stood at 13.17% on Sunday. Over the past two weeks, the single-day positivity rate has ranged between 10.04% and 26.34%.
  • Thursday saw the highest number of new COVID-19 infections reported in Florida in a single day since the start of the pandemic. State health officials reported 19,816 new cases, Jan. 7, for a total of 1,429,722 cases.The Florida Department of Health also reported 164 coronavirus related deaths, yesterday, increasing the statewide death toll to 22,817 fatalities.