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Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Sunday, May 23

Data per the Florida Department of Health as of Sunday, May 23. Additional case data compares to the previous update. TOTAL CASES IN FLORIDA: 2,310,335 (+2,069)TOTAL DEATHS IN FLORIDA: 37,207 (+13)TOTAL IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 133,377 (+183) LEE COUNTY –  73,083 (+110) | 995 (+0)COLLIER COUNTY –  36,805 (+44) | 542 (+0)CHARLOTTE COUNTY –  13,278 (+13) | 429 (+1)HENDRY COUNTY –  4,830 (+5) | 85 (+0)DESOTO COUNTY –  4,409 (+9) | 95 (+0)GLADES COUNTY –  972 (+2) | 19 (+0) The post Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Sunday, May 23 appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 Cape Coral

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Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Saturday, May 22

Data per the Florida Department of Health as of Saturday, May 22. Additional case data compares to the previous update. TOTAL CASES IN FLORIDA: 2,308,266 (+3,406)TOTAL DEATHS IN FLORIDA: 37,194 (+22)TOTAL IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 133,194  (+206) LEE COUNTY –  72,973 (+119) | 995 (+0)COLLIER COUNTY –  36,761 (+46) | 542 (+0)CHARLOTTE COUNTY –  13,265 (+28) | 428 (+0)HENDRY COUNTY –  4,825 (+4) | 85 (+0)DESOTO COUNTY –  4,400 (+7) | 95 (+0)GLADES COUNTY –  970 (+2) | 19 (+0) The post Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Saturday, May 22 appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 Cape Coral

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Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Friday, May 21

Data per the Florida Department of Health as of Friday, May 21. Additional case data compares to the previous update. TOTAL CASES IN FLORIDA: 2,304,860 (+2,371)TOTAL DEATHS IN FLORIDA: 37,172 (+96)TOTAL IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 132,988  (+224 ) LEE COUNTY –  72,854 (+117) | 995 (+3)COLLIER COUNTY –  36,715 (+68) | 542 (+3)CHARLOTTE COUNTY –  13,237 (+28) | 428 (+1)HENDRY COUNTY –  4,821 (+5) | 85 (+0)DESOTO COUNTY –  4,393 (+7) | 95 (+0)GLADES COUNTY –  968 (-1) | 19 (+0) The post Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals...

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Charlotte County public school vaccine event on Saturday

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Students aged 12 to 17 will be able to get vaccinated at Port Charlotte Middle School on Saturday. The Charlotte County Department of Health is offering vaccinations for students 12 to 17 on Saturday, May 22, at Port Charlotte Middle School from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Only Charlotte County Public School students will be able to get a shot. The DOH will be offering the Pfizer vaccine, which is the only shot approved by the FDA for people under 18. If you want to get a shot, CLICK HERE to register. All students who get the shot will need to bring a parent or legal guardian...

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Kids and teens also struggled with mental health battles during pandemic

FORT MYERS, Fla. — May is Mental Health Awareness month. While it can be a hard thing to talk about, a conversation about mental health can go a long way. About one in 10 adults in the US said they have experienced anxiety or depression-related symptoms. That number increased to four in 10 during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. But it’s not just adults that are struggling, kids have also struggled with difficult mental health battles. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on kids and teens mental health in the last year,...

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LaBelle City Hall closes after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

LABELLE, Fla. – LaBelle City Hall closed Thursday after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. City Hall closed out of an abundance of caution at around 12 p.m., LaBelle’s City FInance Director Ron Zimmerly confirmed. The city said they will open back up on Monday, May 24. Zimmerly said all preventative measures continue to be in effect. The post LaBelle City Hall closes after staff member tests positive for COVID-19 appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 Cape Coral

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Florida homeowners face soaring property insurance rates

FORT MYERS, Fla.– Property insurance rates are on the rise for homeowners in Southwest Florida. In some cases, people are seeing the amount they normally pay, doubling. The property insurance market is in turmoil and one big reason is the massive amount of fraud since hurricane Irma struck the state. If you’re a property owner in Southwest Florida, your home insurance might be going through the roof. The problem is so serious that many realtors fear it could threaten the booming housing market.   Serena Warf, a Cape Coral resident, was caught off guard when...

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Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Wednesday, May 19

Data per the Florida Department of Health as of Wednesday, May 19. Additional case data compares to the previous update. TOTAL CASES IN FLORIDA: 2,299,596 (+2,811)TOTAL DEATHS IN FLORIDA: 36,999 (+45)TOTAL IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA:   132,499 (+211 ) LEE COUNTY –  72,561 (+129) | 988 (+1)COLLIER COUNTY –  36,598 (+51) | 539 (+0)CHARLOTTE COUNTY –  13,184 (+21) | 427 (+1)HENDRY COUNTY –  4,805 (+4) | 84 (+0)DESOTO COUNTY –  4,384 (+5) | 95 (+0)GLADES COUNTY –  967 (+1) | 19 (+0) The post Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Wednesday, May 19 appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 Cape Coral

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Fauci says COVID-19 booster shot likely needed ‘within a year or so”

A COVID-19 booster vaccine, when authorized, will likely be needed within a year following initial vaccination, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, said Wednesday. “I believe it likely will be within a year,” Fauci said during an Axios interview on vaccine rollout. “We know that the vaccine durability of the efficacy lasts at least six months, and likely considerably more, but I think we will almost certainly require a booster sometime within a year or so after getting the primary,” Fauci said. Fauci’s statement comes more than a month...

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DeSoto County infant youngest to die from COVID-19 in Florida

DESOTO COUNTY, Fla. [WPTV] – An infant under died from coronavirus in DeSoto County, the Florida Department of Health reported Tuesday. The agency’s county report lists the child, with no sex given, as from DeSoto County, a population of 184,945. Ninety-five people have died from the virus in the county. Twelve juveniles have died from COVID-19, according to the DOH. Before the infant’s death, a 4-year-old girl from Hardee County was the youngest reported death in the state. She passed away in March. The post DeSoto County infant youngest to die from COVID-19 in Florida...

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