22nd COVID-19 death reported for Okeechobee County

OKEECHOBEE — The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) has reported 22 COVID-19 related deaths of Okeechobee residents since FDOH began collecting data in March. The most recent death added to the FDOH dashboard is a 62-year-old man whose positive test was added to the FDOH dashboard on Aug. 26. FDOH has not released the dates […]

Hendry County has 41 COVID-19 related deaths; Okeechobee County, 20; Glades County, 4

TALLAHASSEE — Since reporting started in March, 12,115 Floridians and 154 nonresidents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died, according to the Florida Department of Health report updated on Sept. 9. The Florida Department of Health report for Sept. 9, shows 644,781 Florida residents and 7,367 nonresidents have tested positive since testing started in March. […]

Florida Department of Health updates COVID-19 report

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Health report for Sept. 1, shows 624,116 Florida residents and 6,24 non-residents have tested positive since testing started in March. In that time, 11,374 Florida deaths have been COVID-19 related. On Sept. 1, 7,643 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in Florida Statewide, 19.1% of the ICU beds […]

Florida Department of Health updates COVID-19 report:

Okeechobee now has 15 COVID-19 related deaths; Hendry County, 39 TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health report for Aug. 28 shows 609,074 Florida residents and 6,732 nonresidents have tested positive since testing started in March. In that time, 10,957 Florida deaths have been COVID-19 related. On Aug. 27, 3,849 new positive cases of COVID-19 […]

Florida Department of Health updates COVID-19 report

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health report for Aug. 27 shows 605,342 Florida residents and 6,649 nonresidents have tested positive since testing started in March. In that time, 10,868 Florida deaths have been COVID-19 related. On Aug. 26, 3,300 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in Florida. Statewide, 16.22% of the ICU beds […]

Florida Department of Health updates COVID-19 report

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health report for Aug. 25 shows 599,176 Florida residents and 6,326 nonresidents have tested positive since testing started in March. In that time, 10,580 Florida deaths have been COVID-19 related. On Aug. 25, 2,770 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in Florida. Statewide, 17.2% of the ICU beds […]

Florida Department of Health updates COVID-19 report

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health report for Aug. 24 shows 596,511 Florida residents and 6,318 nonresidents have tested positive since testing started in March. In that time, 10,397 Florida deaths have been COVID-19 related. On Aug. 24, 2,086 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in Florida. Statewide, 17.2% of the ICU beds […]

Martin County has total of 3,997 COVID-19 positive since March

MARTIN COUNTY — The Florida Department of Health Aug. 19 report shows 3,997 Martin County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since testing began in March. The positive cases range in age from 0 to 99. ZIP code 34997 (includes all or part of Stuart, Palm City and Port Salerno) has 1,156 cases. ZIP code […]

Glades County has total of 425 COVID-19 positive since March

MOORE HAVEN — The Florida Department of Health Aug. 19 report shows 425 Glades County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since testing began in March. The positive cases range in age from 1 to 89. Most of the cases are in the Moore Haven area. ZIP code 33471 has 404 cases. The county has […]

Traveling nurse shares own pandemic experiences

OKEECHOBEE — Robby Pickett has been working as a nurse in areas that have been categorized as COVID-19 hot spots since the pandemic began, and not once has he seen the overwhelming caseloads of coronavirus patients portrayed on social media and in the news. Pickett is essentially a nurse contractor. In Florida, the population swells […]