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Tampa Bay Company Develops Coronavirus Saliva Test

LARGO, Fla. — A Tampa Bay company is awaiting FDA approval for a COVID-19 testing device that could produce results in a matter of minutes. What You Need To Know Kaligia Biosciences is developing a coronavirus test using saliva The device is small; results come within minutes The company is …

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How Are Colleges and Universities Handling the Coronavirus?

Across the country, thousands of students are giving in-person learning the old college try. What does that mean in the COVID-19 reality? It depends where you’re in school. That’s because in the U.S. there’s no uniform approach to educating students during a pandemic.  Ed Yong of The Atlantic once described …

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FSU Coronavirus Cases Surge in the Past Week

TALLAHASEE, Fla. — More than 850 Florida State University students and staff have tested positive for Covid-19 since the beginning of August, campus officials announced this week, with a surge of more than 700 cases in the last week.  What You Need To Know More than 850 FSU students and staff have tested …

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How Covid-19 Compares to the Flu in Children

This week the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended children get vaccinated ideally by the end of October. (File photo)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – In a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers found there was no difference in hospitalization rates, ICU admission rates, and ventilator use between children who had Covid-19 versus the flu. What You Need To Know New study found similarities between …

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Experts Urge Safety to Prevent COVID-19 Spike on Labor Day

During the Labor Day weekend, health experts are urging everyone to continue what many are already doing: social distancing, wearing masks, and avoiding crowds. (File photo)

NATIONWIDE — National health experts are concerned about another spike in coronavirus cases as the country heads into the holiday weekend. What You Need To Know Health experts want people to continue social distancing, wearing masks If there is a Labor Day party, make it outdoors, they say They do not want …

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Florida Cuts Ties With Quest Over Coronavirus Test Data Dump

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The state of Florida is dropping a national lab company from its coronavirus testing after it failed to lawfully report tens of thousands of test results in a timely manner — with some data dating back to April. What You Need To Know State: Quest tried to …

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What’s Different About New Coronavirus Saliva Test?

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Food and Drug Administration issued an Emergency Use Authorization to a new coronavirus test earlier this month. What You Need To Know SalivaDirect test hopes to make testing faster and more available Test developed by Yale University with NBA funding Used at NBA bubble in Central …

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Hillsborough Girl, 6, Dies For Coronavirus

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STATEWIDE — Almost 5,000 new cases of coronavirus were reported Friday along with 119 deaths, including a 6-year-old Hillsborough County girl.  The 6-year’s old death marks the youngest victim of Covid-19 in Florida. According to the state’s Department of Health, Florida added 4,984  new cases Friday, along with 347 new hospitalizations. …

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Florida Closes in on 10K Coronavirus Deaths Among Residents

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STATEWIDE — Florida reported 174 new coronavirus deaths Wednesday among residents, bringing the state close to the 10,000 deaths mark. Florida also added 4,115 new cases to its official total Wednesday, along with 505 new hospitalizations. With the new reported deaths, Florida’s coronavirus death toll among residents is now at 9,932. …

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