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Coronavirus Live Updates: Florida Adds More Than 4,500 New Cases, 55 New Resident Deaths

The Miami Herald
People waiting to get vaccinated for COVID-19 line up along a fence next to the Allen Park Community Center, 1770 NE 162nd St., North Miami Beach, on March 11, 2021.

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Florida Adds More Than 4,500 New Cases, 55 New Resident Deaths

Updated Wednesday at 3:55 p.m.

Florida’s Department of Health confirmed an additional 4,599 positive cases of COVID-19 Wednesday. The state has a total of 1,989,024 confirmed positive cases, according to the state's health department.

Wednesday's update also included the announcement of 55 new resident deaths, increasing the statewide number of Floridians who died to 32,504. Factoring in non-resident deaths the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 33,120.

Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties make up 10,854 of those reported deaths. Monroe County has reported 47 deaths due to COVID-19.

— WLRN News

Liberty City, Cutler Bay To Be Temporary Home Of FEMA Vaccine Sites. How Do You Get A Dose?

Updated Wednesday at 5:55 a.m

The two Miami-Dade federal vaccination satellite sites will be leaving their posts in North Miami Beach and Miami Springs and moving to Cutler Bay and Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood, federal officials said Tuesday.

On Thursday, the two sites, operated by FEMA, will be set up in Charles Hadley Park, 1350 NW 50th St., and at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., according to FEMA.

The sites will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day until March 23. Each location can administer 500 doses a day. These are also walk-up sites that do not need an appointment. This will be the third week and third pair of FEMA satellite sites in Miami-Dade County.

Read more from our news partner at The Miami Herald.

— By Devoun Cetoute / The Miami Herald

Looking For Johnson & Johnson Vaccine? South Florida FEMA Sites Will No Longer Have Them

Updated Wednesday at 5:51 a.m

Getting the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot will soon be a little harder.

That’s because starting Wednesday, the Miami Dade College North Campus site and the two federal satellite centers — which are currently in North Miami Beach and Miami Springs — will only offer the two-dose series Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, FEMA spokesperson Mike Jachles told the Miami Herald.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine had been given at the federal sites before based on supply.

Read more from our news partner at The Miami Herald.

— By Carli Teproff and Devoun Cetoute / The Miami Herald