Coronavirus Live Updates: Florida Adds More Than 2,200 New Cases, 52 New Resident Deaths
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Florida Adds More Than 2,200 New Cases, 52 New Resident Deaths
Updated Monday at 5:30 p.m.
Florida’s Department of Health confirmed an additional 2,296 positive cases of COVID-19 Monday. The state has a total of 2,272,102 confirmed positive cases, according to the state's health department.
Monday's update also included the announcement of 52 new resident deaths, increasing the statewide number of Floridians who died to 35,783. Factoring in non-resident deaths the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 36,498.
Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties make up 12,021 of those reported deaths. Monroe County has reported 49 deaths due to COVID-19.
— WLRN News
Publix To Offer Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccinations Starting Monday
Updated Monday at 5:35 a.m.
Publix pharmacy stores in Florida will begin offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations to customers beginning Monday.
The vaccines will be available customers who are 18 and older. Customers will have a choice of taking either the two-dose Moderna formula or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Walk-in customers should check with their local stores to confirm whether they have supplies on hand that day, Publix officials said.
As of Sunday, Publix was still waiting for more supplies of the Johnson & Johnson, according to its website. The supermarket chain is encouraging people who prefer to schedule their shots online to continue to do so. The vaccinations are free, but customers with health insurance are asked to bring their cards.
Read more from our news partner at The Palm Beach Post.
— By Julius Whigham and Frank Gluck / USA Today Florida Network
‘Shots for Shots’: Vaccine Discounts Coming To Miami Beach To Boost Inoculation Rates
Updated Monday at 5:30 a.m.
From food and drink deals to a free pair of Brazilian leather shoes, more than two dozen Miami Beach businesses have agreed to offer discounts to those who get the COVID-19 vaccine at a state-run vaccination site across from City Hall.
The new vaccine-incentive program, organized by the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, will launch Monday and run until Memorial Day on May 31, said Chamber CEO Jerry Libbin.
People who get vaccinated at the walk-up site on 17th Street and Convention Center Drive will receive two coupons: one for a free drink that can be redeemed once and another for discounts at different stores and restaurants that can be redeemed at each location.
Read more from our news partner at The Miami Herald.
— By Martin Vassolo / The Miami Herald