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Vaccination availability increases in Lee County

Southeastern Grocers, parent company and home of Winn-Dixie, Fresco y Más and Harveys Supermarket, has increased COVID-19 vaccinations to 124 locations and expanded eligibility groups. Fifty-five 55 new Florida stores and 11 additional counties, including Lee County, have been added. Lee ...

Fried calls for FBI probe into vaccine distributions

Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner at a press conference on Thursday called on the FBI to investigate Gov. Ron DeSantis regarding vaccine distributions throughout the state. At the Capitol in Tallahassee, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried (D) accused DeSantis of ...

Flags at half-staff Wednesday in memory of lives lost to COVID

As the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 being declared a public health emergency in the state of Florida passed on Monday, several memorials, including one locally, will take place in memory of those who died from the novel coronavirus.   Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday announced that on ...

COVID cases near 1.9 million cases; 2.8 million vaccinated

As of Thursday afternoon, there are 1,892,301 total cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Florida, an increase of 6,640 since FDOH’s last update Wednesday. Test results reported to the Department of Health on Wednesday, Feb.17 resulted in a 5.23% positivity rate among 149,702 tests. The ...

Total COVID-19 cases in Florida approaching 1.9 million

By the Numbers    As of Tuesday afternoon, there are 1,878,533 total cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Florida, an increase of 5,610 since FDOH’s last update Monday.    Test results reported to the Department of Health on Monday, Feb. 22, resulted in a 6.5% positivity rate among ...

Rental assistance program announced

Lee County has received a new round of funds for its LeeCARES rental and utilities assistance program for those who have suffered lost income during the COVID-19 pandemic and who fall below 80% of the area's median income. The new $23.3 million emergency rental assistance program will be ...

First dose appointments in Lee County rescheduled

Winter weather impacting the central and eastern regions of the U.S. has caused shipping delays for first dose COVID-19 vaccines in Lee County, officials said Tuesday. First doses appointments scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 17, are rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25, at the same time. People ...

Scheduled COVID vaccines delayed due to weather

County officials on Tuesday reported a delay in COVID-19 vaccines for those with appointments scheduled for Wednesday. According to the Department of Health – Lee County, winter weather impacting the central and eastern regions of the country has caused shipping delays for the vaccines. ...

COVID cases top 1.8 million

As of Thursday afternoon, there are 1,806,805 total cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Florida, an increase of 8,525 since FDOH’s last update Wednesday. Test results reported to the Department of Health on Wednesday, Feb.10 resulted in an 6.20% positivity rate among 160,454 tests. The ...