‘A battlefield behind your home’: Deaths mount in New York

Even as the virus has slowed its growth in overwhelmed Italy and in China, where it first emerged, hospitals in Spain and France are reaching their breaking points and the U.S. and Britain are bracing for incoming waves of desperately ill people.
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As virus makes goodbyes hard, fears of many more rise in US

The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government’s top infectious-disease expert warned on Sunday as smoldering hotspots in nursing homes and a growing list of stricken cities heightened the sense of dread across the country.


SMH suffers 4th and 5th COVID-19 related deaths

NFL to begin season as scheduled in September

Missing 75-year-old woman last seen in Bradenton found safely

Congressman Vern Buchanan fully supports Gov. Ron DeSantis ‘Stay-at-Home’ order

Deputies searching for suspect(s) responsible for grand theft and burglarizing RV trailers in Bradenton

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is searching for a person or group of people responsible for burglarizing multiple RV trailers in Bradenton.
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  A nurse worked for a week while infected with the coronavirus. The hospital wasn’t testing staff.

A nurse says she worked for about seven days at two hospitals in New York City while infected with the coronavirus.

Gov. DeSantis issues 30-day ‘stay at home’ mandate

Bradenton man arrested for sexual battery and false imprisionment

  Florida teacher 3D prints dozens of face shields for healthcare workers

2020 Wimbledon Championships cancelled due to coronavirus concerns

  Wimbledon canceled for 1st time since WWII because of virus

Census Day arrives with US almost paralyzed by coronavirus

Economic stimulus checks: What you need to know

OneBlood to start collecting plasma from those who are recovering from coronavirus

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  Help heads to NYC as experts predict over 100,000 US deaths

The number of U.S. deaths could range from 100,000 to 240,000 even if Americans continue to stay home and limit contact with others, experts predicted at a media briefing with President Donald Trump.


  Florida now has over 7,700 confirmed coronavirus cases and has suffered over 100 COVID-19 fatalities

Census Day arrives with US almost paralyzed by coronavirus

Census Day arrives Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the novel coronavirus.


Airports impacted after airlines announce dramatic cuts to their flights because of COVID-19 pandemic

  Florida docking plan in the works for ill-fated cruise ships

  Much cooler weather moves into Suncoast

Sarasota County School District to Begin Online Classes on Wednesday, April 1

  Florida now has over 6,700 confirmed coronavirus cases, state has suffered 85 COVID-19 related fatalities

Florida now has 6,741 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
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  US cities brace for coronavirus spread; Spain’s hospitals at breaking point

The top infectious-disease expert in the United States warned that smaller U.S. cities are about to witness the rapid acceleration in coronavirus cases that New York is seeing.

  SAD NEWS: Baby Ospreys Lido and Anna Maria passed away

SMH says third patient has died who tested positive for the coronavirus at the hospital

Series of webinars to help small businesses amid coronavirus pandemic

Three FHP members test positive for coronavirus