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Coronavirus Live Updates: Florida Adds More Than 3,300 New Cases, 69 New Resident Deaths

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Starting Friday, Walgreens will be administering vaccines in 400 more stores. Miami-Dade and Broward will also see in-store vaccines at some Walgreens locations.

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Florida Adds More Than 3,300 New Cases, 69 New Resident Deaths

Updated Monday at 3:10 p.m.

Florida’s Department of Health confirmed an additional 3,374 positive cases of COVID-19 Monday. The state has a total of 2,047,379 confirmed positive cases, according to the state's health department.

Monday's update also included the announcement of 69 new resident deaths, increasing the statewide number of Floridians who died to 33,247. Factoring in non-resident deaths the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 33,891.

Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties make up 11,088 of those reported deaths. Monroe County has reported 48 deaths due to COVID-19.

— WLRN News

Vaccine Shortage Delays Opening Of A New COVID-19 Vaccine Site In Hialeah, Mayor Says

Updated Monday at 8:06 a.m.

Hialeah’s new vaccination pop-up at Babcock Park will not be opening Monday because of a supply shortage from the state, said Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez. The pop-up is now expected to open Wednesday.

The mayor made the announcement Monday in a 7 a.m. news release.

“Unfortunately, I have been informed by our allies (Pulse Clinical Alliance) that we will have a two-day delay in receiving vaccines due to the shortage of vaccines in the state,” Hernandez said in a statement. “They assure us that we will be able to start the process on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. On our end, everything is ready to give attention to the community in our temporary site as soon as possible.”

— By Michelle Marchante / The Miami Herald

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Walgreens COVID-19 Vaccines Coming To Miami-Dade, Broward. Appointments Open In 40 Stores

Updated Monday at 5:50 a.m

South Florida will be getting new spots to get COVID-19 vaccines as Walgreens will expand its doses into Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

The drugstore chain rolled out the program on Friday, with in-store vaccines available at 13 Walgreens in Miami-Dade, 27 in Broward and six in Palm Beach County, Walgreens said. Monroe County will not have any Walgreens stores offering vaccines at this time.

The expansion is due to Walgreens opening up 400 more stores to administer Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.

— By Devoun Cetoute / The Miami Herald

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