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As of Aug. 26, a total of 43,979 Floridians have died related to COVID-19 since the pandemic started in 2020. According to health officials, the majority of hospitalizations and deaths continue to be … more
Monoclonal antibody treatments can prevent severe illness, hospitalization and death in high-risk patients who have contracted or been exposed to COVID-19. more
COVID-19 is not only taking a toll on first responders in our city... more
The breast milk of lactating mothers vaccinated against COVID-19 may help protect nursing infants from the illness... more
Florida averaged 247 COVID-19 deaths per day last week. As of Aug. 26, a total of 43,979 Floridians have died related to COVID-19 since the pandemic started in 2020. more
Across Florida, hospitals are struggling to treat thousands of people with COVID-19 ... more
A free testing site for the COVID-19 virus will open Thur., Sept. 2, 2021, at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4601 SR 710. more
OKEECHOBEE – Okeechobee County schools are off to a rough start for the 2021-22 school year. more
One bright spot in the news about the COVID-19 pandemic shared at the Aug. 26 Okeechobee County Commission meeting, “Number of deaths of the vaccinated - zero,” more
Okeechobee County will open a free COVID-19 testing site at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center next Thursday. more
“There were tears in health care this morning,” Raulerson Hospital CEO Brian Melear told commissioners on Aug. 26 more
Public schools around Lake Okeechobee report COVID-19 positive cases for both staff and students. School districts regularly update websites with information on current cases. more
1,449 students and two staff members excluded from in-person instruction last week. more
For those who have asked God for a miracle to end the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines may well be the answer to their prayers, more
TALAHASSEE. – On Aug. 19, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried granted permission for a new COVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapy treatment site at the Florida State Fairgrounds in … more
While COVID-19 hospitalization and death numbers continue to grow, vaccinations in South Central Florida have slowed. more
In a video message posted online, Kathy Selby, director of emergency services at Raulerson Hospital, says the COVID-19 pandemic in Okeechobee is the worst it’s ever been. more
TALLAHASSEE  -- Vaccines continue to be effective in reducing the risk of severe outcomes due to COVID-19, and are widely available statewide. The Florida Department of Emergency Management and … more
MOORE HAVEN -- Glades County School District announced Aug. 19 a decision to move all West Glades School fifth grade students to virtual learning starting Monday, Aug. 23. more
On Aug. 18, public health and medical experts from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the following statement on the Administration’s plan for COVID-19 booster … more
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