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  • The countywide curfew was instituted immediately following the hurricane after reports of looting along U.S. 41 in Fort Myers.
  • Governor Ron DeSantis announced Thursday morning that starting Monday, March 29, vaccine eligibility will expand to people 40 and older and that the following Monday, April 5, vaccine eligibility will extend to anyone 18 and older. As of Wednesday morning, more than 5.2 million people in Florida have been vaccinated including more than 2.3 million people who have received a first dose, and more than 2.8 million who have completed the series.The CDC’s current moratorium on evictions is set to expire March 31, but experts say it will likely be extended.Florida House members are considering a wide-ranging bill aimed at helping Florida prepare for the next public health crisis. State lawmakers are also considering a measure that would make permanent Governor Ron DeSantis’ executive order expanding the allowed use of telehealth services.
  • State health officials reported 3,987 new COVID-19 cases and 29 deaths on Sunday. As of Friday morning, the Florida Division of Emergency Management reports more than 2.6 million people have been vaccinated including more than two million who have received first dose and more than 2.6 million people who have completed the series with either a second dose or the single-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine.Today, vaccine eligibility in Florida expands to include anyone 50 and older.Large crowds of spring breakers in Miami Beach over the weekend led officials to impose an 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. curfew that could be extended until April 13.Federally supported COVID-19 vaccine sites in Florida including the FEMA-operated clinics in Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa and Miami will stop providing first-dose shots sometime this week.A COVID-19 outbreak at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach has prompted a partial closure of the club.
  • State health officials reported 5,838 new COVID-19 cases, Wednesday for a total of 858,012 infections. The Florida Department of Health also reported 52 new coronavirus-related deaths, Nov. 11, increasing the statewide death toll to 17,512 fatalities since the start of the pandemic.
  • State health officials reported 3,377 new COVID-19 cases, Monday, for a total of 782,013 cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported 20 new coronavirus-related deaths, Oct. 26, increasing the statewide death toll to 16,652 fatalities.Over the past seven days, the single-day average number of new infections reported stands at just over 4,135 cases. The average number of daily deaths reported over the past week comes to 61 fatalities a day.
  • The Florida Department of Health added nearly 2,500 new confirmed coronavirus cases over the weekend for a statewide total of 12,350 cases as of the…