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Coronavirus Latest for 3/28: DeSantis Secures Hydroxychloroquine for Florida Hospitals, Orange County Infant Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Coronavirus Latest for 3/28: DeSantis Secures Hydroxychloroquine for Florida Hospitals, Orange County Infant Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Florida cases top 4,000 Matthew Peddie, WMFE Florida now has 4,038 coronavirus cases. Updated figures from the Florida Department of Health on Saturday afternoon show 567 people have been hospitalized, and 56 people have died from COVID-19 Miami Dade has 1097 cases, the most of any Florida county. Central Florida cases:  Orange- 213 cases Osceola–74 cases Seminole–68 cases Volusia–44 cases Polk–37 cases Brevard–27 cases Sumter- 40 cases Lake- 34 cases Marion–18 cases 11-month-old child among the latest coronavirus cases in Orange County The 213 coronavirus cases in Orange County include an 11 month old child.  Dr. Raul Pino, director of the county health department said no other details were available about the case.  “To those parents who probably are scared today...everything will be fine,” said Pino.  “We have excellent care in Orange County. We will pull it together.”  He said the median age for cases in Orange County continues to ...
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Coronavirus Latest For 3/27: More than 3,000 People in Florida Have Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Coronavirus Latest For 3/27: More than 3,000 People in Florida Have Tested Positive for Coronavirus

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MAP: Track Florida Cases Of COVID-19 In Real Time

MAP: Track Florida Cases Of COVID-19 In Real Time

Researchers are releasing a map that shows COVID-19 cases by county across Florida ...
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HHS Warns States Not To Put People With Disabilities At The Back Of The Line For Care

HHS Warns States Not To Put People With Disabilities At The Back Of The Line For Care

States are preparing guidelines for when there's not enough care to go around. Disability groups are worried that those standards will allow rationing that excludes ...
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More Than 2,000 Americans Have Now Died From The Coronavirus

More Than 2,000 Americans Have Now Died From The Coronavirus

The U.S. hit the grim milestone on Saturday night after the number of coronavirus-related deaths doubled in two days ...
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Opioid Addiction Is 'A Disease Of Isolation,' So Pandemic Puts Recovery At Risk

Opioid Addiction Is ‘A Disease Of Isolation,’ So Pandemic Puts Recovery At Risk

People in recovery from opioid or alcohol addiction are weathering a new storm of depression, anxiety and isolation these days, as 12-step programs move online ...
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Tarriona 'Tank' Ball: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

"Don't go out to the cookout." The leader of Tank and the Bangas spreads pure joy from her living room in New Orleans ...
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Guess What's Flying Off Shelves Now: Hair Dye

Guess What’s Flying Off Shelves Now: Hair Dye

Our roots are showing. And we've decided it's the perfect time to finally start baking our own bread. See a list of products that are ...
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Federal Judge Considers Release of Migrant Children In Custody As COVID-19 Spreads

Federal Judge Considers Release of Migrant Children In Custody As COVID-19 Spreads

A federal judge in California wants all minors who were apprehended crossing into the U.S. alone to be released in an orderly fashion. But she ...
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Players And MLB Agree To Terms In Case Coronavirus Cancels Entire Baseball Season

Players And MLB Agree To Terms In Case Coronavirus Cancels Entire Baseball Season

On Friday, players and the Major League Baseball owners ratified a deal fairly quickly and with both sides taking concessions on economic issues in the ...
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Officials Debate Whether Gun Stores Are 'Essential' During Coronavirus Outbreak

Officials Debate Whether Gun Stores Are ‘Essential’ During Coronavirus Outbreak

Governors and mayors in some parts of the country are requiring them to close like many other businesses. Other officials are letting gun sales continue ...
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Fearing Shortages, People Are Planting More Vegetable Gardens

Fearing Shortages, People Are Planting More Vegetable Gardens

Emptier grocery store shelves are helping to cultivate a growing interest in home gardening ...
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Coronavirus Latest For 3/27: More than 3,000 People in Florida Have Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Coronavirus Latest For 3/27: More than 3,000 People in Florida Have Tested Positive for Coronavirus

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Keep Your Game Night Rolling (At A Safe Distance) With These 3 Online Services

Keep Your Game Night Rolling (At A Safe Distance) With These 3 Online Services

If your regular game night's been disrupted by social distancing, here are a few ways that you can take tabletop games online — so you ...
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Need Some Fresh Ideas? Family-Friendly Ways To Spend Your Days Inside

Parents have been circulating ideas for how to keep kids happy — or at least occupied — during this time of social isolation due to ...
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