More COVID-19 cases reported around the lake

As the number of COVID-19 positive cases in the communities around Lake Okeechobee continues to grow, there are some areas of special concern. In Okeechobee County, 22 cases — about a third of the cases in the county, now — are related to correctional institutions, including juvenile facilities and the state prison as well as […]

Okeechobee County has 51 COVID-19 positive cases

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee County had 51 COVID-19 positive cases as of the May 21 report from the Florida Department of Health. At the May 21 meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission, Tiffany Collins of the Okeechobee Health Department said the state is in what the governor is calling the first phase of reopening. She said […]

3 more tested positive for COVID-19 in Glades County

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County Public Safety has been notified that a 33-year-old male resident from Moore Haven, a 32-year-old female and one additional resident from Moore Haven have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the number of positive cases in Glades County to 19. Please remember the Florida Department of Health strongly urges residents […]

Moore Haven man tests positive for COVID

Glades County Public Safety has been notified that a 49-year-old male resident from Moore Haven and two additional residents from Moore Haven have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the number of positive cases in Glades County to 16. Please remember the Florida Department of Health strongly urges residents to continue following the guidance provided […]

Okeechobee County COVID-19 positive cases now 49; DJJ reports 8 teens in juvenile detention center are COVID-19 positive

OKEECHOBEE – Okeechobee County now has 49 positive COVID-19 cases. According to the May 20, Florida Department of Health report, the county has 1,229 tests, with 1,178 negative, and one inconclusive and one awaiting result. The county’s positive test percentage is now 4.0% The Department of Juvenile Justice update from May 19 shows one staff […]

COVID-19 outbreak reported in Okeechobee juvenile detention facility

Editors note: This story was updated at 8 p.m. May 14 with the ages of those who were added to the FDOH Dashboard as cases confirmed May 13. OKEECHOBEE — The number of COVID-19 positive cases in Okeechobee County jumped from 25 on May 13 to 32 on May 14,according to the data reported on […]

Human error, complications in inputting data cause fluctuations in COVID-19 numbers on FDOH COVID-19 Dashboard

OKEECHOBEE – On Tuesday, May 12 the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard listed 28 positive cases in Okeechobee County. On Wednesday, May 13, the number dropped to 25. What happened? Human error and/or complications in inputting data. “With the recent increase in multiple labs processing tests for COVID-19, all the results go into the […]

Palm Beach County to go to Phase I of Re-Open Florida on Monday; Belle Glade has 184 COVID-19 positive cases; South Bay has 33; Pahokee has 40

WEST PALM BEACH – The number of COVID-19 positive cases in Palm Beach County continues to rise. As of the May 8 update from the Florida Department of Health, the county had 3,615 positive cases. Those who tested positive range in age from 0 to 104. The median age is 53. The county has 605 […]

Okeechobee County has 23 COVID-19 positives

OKEECHOBEE – Okeechobee County now has 23 positive COVID-19 cases. According to the May 8, Florida Department of Health report, the county has 892 tested, with 869 negative, 23 positive. The county’s positive test percentage is 2.6%. The FDOH report for longterm care facilities still shows three staff members tested positive at the Okeechobee Health […]

Hendry County COVID-19 positive count is 133

LABELLE – Hendry County has 133 COVID-19 positive cases according to the May 8 update from the Florida Department of Health. Those who tested positive range in age from 1 to 101 years old. Five people have died. Twenty-six have been hospitalized. Total tests for the county reported to date is 913, with 780 negative. […]