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Coronavirus Live Updates: Florida Adds More Than 3,200 New Cases, 48 New Resident Deaths

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Florida Adds More Than 3,200 New Cases, 48 New Resident Deaths

Updated Tuesday at 3:55 p.m.

Florida’s Department of Health confirmed an additional 3,263 positive cases of COVID-19 Tuesday. The state has a total of 2,275,365 confirmed positive cases, according to the state's health department.

Tuesday update also included the announcement of 48 new resident deaths, increasing the statewide number of Floridians who died to 35,831. Factoring in non-resident deaths the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 36,547.

Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties make up 12,039 of those reported deaths. Monroe County has reported 49 deaths due to COVID-19.

— WLRN News

Children Can Be Tested For COVID-19 At These Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Updated Tuesday at 5:40 a.m.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the University of Miami Health System are teaming up again to test children ages 4-18 for COVID-19 at select schools beginning Wednesday.

The roving Health System’s Pediatric Mobile Unit will set up shop at these school parking lots throughout the month. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, though identification is not required.

Walk-ups are welcome, but appointments are encouraged and can be made by calling 305-243-2059.

— By Colleen Wright / The Miami Herald

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PortMiami May Not Have Cruising, But It Now Has Pfizer And J&J Vaccines To Offer

Updated Tuesday at 5:32 a.m.

A new COVID-19 vaccination site opened Monday at PortMiami as part of Miami-Dade County’s efforts to lower barriers for a shot, particularly for those who work in the tourism industry.

Vaccines will be available at Terminal J, which usually caters to small ships and luxury cruises. The county had previously hosted a pop-up at PortMiami in April to make it easier for port employees with different schedules to get a shot.

Anyone who lives or works in Florida can get the one shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine or the two-dose Pfizer vaccine, depending on supply availability. J&J is for people 18 and older. Pfizer is for those 16 and older.

— By Michelle Marchante / The Miami Herald

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