Tag Archives: Orlando

Pregnant Mother Gets COVID-19, Delivers Baby Prematurely

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Surgical technologist Brittany Hartwell never missed a day of work while pregnant. When she got sick, she thought her symptoms were because she was an expectant mother. What You Need To Know OBGYN: In some severe COVID-19 cases, pregnant women may deliver early Brittany Hartwell ended …

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Coronavirus Reported Cases Tick Up But Deaths Drop

Coronavirus testing in Florida. (File)

STATEWIDE — After back-to-back days of less than 5,500 reported Coronavirus cases, the state announced more than 7,000 cases Thursday. However, after two days of 200-plus reported deaths (245 Tuesday and 225 Wednesday), 120 deaths were announced Thursday.  The state’s Covid-19 overall positivity rate is at 13.21 percent.  Florida Department …

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Research Roundup: New Studies On Coronavirus

Research Roundup: What Have We Learned About Coronavirus Recently?

MILWAUKEE (SPECTRUM NEWS) — In recent months, the scientific world has seen a steady flow of research updating what we know about the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, and how it affects humans. Because the virus is so new, researchers are still grappling with many questions about its function. And because of the …

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Biden Campaign, DNC Blast Trump’s Coronavirus Response

Mike Pence

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Once again showing how important Florida and specifically the Tampa Bay area market is for Donald Trump’s re-election efforts, Vice President Mike Pence returns to Tampa today as part of his “Faith in America” tour. The VP is scheduled to participate in a series of events …

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No Coronavirus Outbreaks Linked to Theme Parks

Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando have reopened amid the coronavirus pandemic with a number of health and safety measures. (File)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando and other Florida theme parks have reopened amid the ongoing pandemic, but, according to Orange County health officials, there have been no coronavirus outbreaks linked to them. What You Need To Know No outbreaks associated with theme parks Orange County …

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Before Schools Reopen, State Records More Kids With COVID-19

More than 31,000 children ages 17 and under have had the coronavirus in Florida, with 303 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health. (File photo)

STATEWIDE — Florida is tracking more children with the coronavirus, weeks before schools reopen across the state. What You Need To Know Pediatric hospitalizations up 23% Positivity rate is 14.4% The Florida Department of Health releases weekly data on pediatric cases. The most recent data, through July 24, shows nearly 8,000 …

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Teen Hosts “Infectious” Podcast to Clear Up COVID-19 Info

Faizan Zaidi, a sophomore at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, hosts doctors on his Infectious podcast. (Spectrum News)

INDIAN HARBOR BEACH, Fla. — With summer science competitions and most activities canceled due to coronavirus, a Brevard County teen decided to make the most of his summer by using a mic and laptop to educate his generation about the virus. Faizan Zaidi, 15, a sophomore at Holy Trinity Episcopal …

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Here’s how you can be part of a coronavirus vaccine trial in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando Immunology Center has been chosen by the National Institutes of Health as one of 33 locations in the country to conduct the next round of trials for a coronavirus vaccine. “We feel like we need to do this for our community,” Dr. Edwin DeJesus OIC’s Medical …

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