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. […]

Precautions taken after bus driver tests positive for COVID-19

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was originally published with a photo of a school bus. The file photo was in the newspaper’s photo archives. The photo was meant as a generic illustration. It was not the bus or the bus driver who tested positive. Unfortunately, some readers identified that bus by bus number and assumed that […]

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 […]

Fifty-six students impacted by potential COVID-19 exposure

OKEECHOBEE — A total of 56 students in the Okeechobee County School District are being excluded from school for a period of up to 14 days due to potential exposure to a student who tested positive for COVID-19. At Okeechobee High School, 11 students on a bus and 21 students from six classrooms were excluded […]

Palm Beach County has 38,575 COVID-19 positive since March

WEST PALM BEACH — The Florida Department of Health Aug. 14 report shows 38,575 Palm Beach County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since testing began in March. The positive cases range in age from 0 to 105. The county has had 976 deaths and 2,994 hospitalizations (2,963 residents and 30 nonresidents) related to COVID-19 […]

Hendry County has total of 1,852 COVID-19 positive since March

LABELLE — The Florida Department of Health Aug. 14 report shows 1,852 Hendry County residents and one nonresident have tested positive for COVID-19 since testing began in March. The positive cases range in age from 0 to 101. The county has had 38 deaths and 156 hospitalizations related to COVID-19 to date. According to the […]