Lake O area counties see rise in COVID-19 cases

The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) reports more positive cases of the coronavirus in the counties around Lake Okeechobee. As of May 22, Okeechobee County had 55 positive tests, with ages ranging from 6 to 87. Seven residents and one non-resident have been hospitalized. The county has 1,409 people tested and has a positivity rate […]

Covid-19 testing sites closed Friday and Saturday

WEST PALM BEACH — Due to impending inclement weather and under the direction of the State of Florida, the Health Care District of Palm Beach County is closing all of its testing sites on Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16. The Health Care District’s COVID-19 Testing Hotline will also be closed on Friday, May […]

Seminole Tribe of Florida fire chief dies from COVID-19 contracted in the line of duty

Donald DiPetrillo, Fire Chief for the Seminole Tribe of Florida since 2008, died late Thursday night (April 30) at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood after contracting COVID-19 in early March.