CDC: Tampa Bay area and most of Florida under ‘high risk’ for COVID-19

Downtown of Tampa. Tampa, Florida, USA.

Experts say cases are plateauing about 10,000 per day but may be higher due to unreported at-home positive tests. TAMPA, Fla. — The majority of Florida is still at high risk for COVID-19 transmission, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and all of Tampa Bay is under that same […]

CDC: Listeria outbreak linked to Florida – CBS Miami


MIAMI – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a specific food item has not yet been identified as the source of a listeria outbreak.  They said that most of the sick people in this outbreak live in or traveled to Florida about a month before they got sick.  The CDC said one person had […]

End of federal transportation mask mandate greeted with confusion, relief

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Marty Chavez stepped into the terminal at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport for his flight to Ohio early Tuesday and frantically began to search for his mask. He turned to a United Airlines employee standing nearby and asked if he had a spare. “Sir, the mandate has been lifted,” the worker said. “You don’t have to […]

Fact check: False claim that 901 Florida COVID-19 patients died in one day

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Bayliss Wagner, USA TODAY Fri, September 10, 2021 The claim: 901 people died of COVID-19 in Florida on Aug. 26 Throughout the pandemic, data on hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID-19 has helped the public understand the severity of the crisis. But it has also led to some confusion on social media. On Aug. 26, local news outlets in […]

Kids and babies are getting sick

Kids and babies are getting sick. When can they get a COVID vaccine? Pfizer’s vaccine now has full FDA approval. But what does that mean for kids? With school just around the corner, a summer filled with unease about the delta coronavirus variant and more stories of young children getting sick is prompting some parents to wonder: When will […]