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Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Wednesday, April 21

Data per the Florida Department of Health as of Wednesday, April 21. Additional case data compares to the previous update. TOTAL CASES IN FLORIDA: 2,184,354 (+5,571)TOTAL DEATHS IN FLORIDA: 35,292 (+83)TOTAL IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 123,920 (+344) LEE COUNTY – 67,153 (+194) | 946 (-1)COLLIER COUNTY – 34,546 (+99) | 515 (-1)CHARLOTTE COUNTY –12,426 (+35) | 406 (+2)HENDRY COUNTY – 4,608 (+8) | 80 (+0)DESOTO COUNTY – 4,241 (+4) | 91 (+0)GLADES COUNTY – 946 (+4) | 19 (+0) The post Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Wednesday, April 21 appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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Queen of England celebrates 95th birthday, days after husbands funeral

LONDON / CNN — Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 95th birthday at Windsor Castle, just days after the funeral of Prince Philip — her husband of 73 years. This is the Queen’s second birthday since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Born in London on April 21, 1926, Her Majesty usually celebrates her birthday privately, but the occasion is marked publicly with gun salutes in Hyde Park, Windsor Great Park and at the Tower of London. That particular tradition was absent from last year’s scaled-back occasion, as it will be Wednesday — not just because of...

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Another Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine side effect possible

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended pausing the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine last week to investigate a potential connection to a rare blood clotting disorder. More than 7,000,000 people have received the J&J shot and rare blood clots were only reported in six women. The European Medicines agency said yesterday that a warning about unusual blood clots and low blood platelets should be added to the vaccine. Local medical professionals are emphasizing that low platelet counts are just another side effect and are not...

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How to handle COVID vaccine side effects

FORT MYERS, Fla.– After getting a coronavirus vaccine, you might have mild side effects and feel under the weather. While doctors said there aren’t any specific things you can do to prevent, there are things you can do to help the symptoms. Side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine include pain, redness, swelling, tiredness, headaches, muscle pain, chills, fever and nausea.  “The most common side effects people have are minimal, if any symptoms at all. That’s the vast majority of folks,” said Dr. Riley Jones with UF Health.  “I would...

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Charlotte County moves closer to herd immunity

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.– Of all six counties in NBC2’s coverage area, Charlotte County is the closest to herd immunity. Doctor Joseph Pepe said that can be attributed to the large senior population. “We really want to get that positivity rate under one percent. We’re not there yet but we’re getting closer,” Dr. Pepe said.  Nearly 100,000 people are vaccinated in Charlotte County. Now that a majority of seniors are vaccinated, the focus is on young people being vaccinated. “On Saturday we’re doing a pop up site out in Englewood and that’s...

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Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Tuesday, April 20

Data per the Florida Department of Health as of Monday, April 19. Additional case data compares to the previous update. TOTAL CASES IN FLORIDA: 2,178,783 (+5,645)TOTAL DEATHS IN FLORIDA: 35,209 (+67)TOTAL IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 123,576 (+ 328 ) LEE COUNTY – 66,959 (+199) | 947 (+3)COLLIER COUNTY – 34,447 (+77) | 516 (+2)CHARLOTTE COUNTY –12,391 (+33) | 404 (+0)HENDRY COUNTY – 4,600 (+8) | 80 (+1)DESOTO COUNTY – 4,237 (+9) | 91 (+0)GLADES COUNTY – 942 (+2) | 19 (+0) The post Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Tuesday, April 20 appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Monday, April 19

Data per the Florida Department of Health as of Monday, April 19. Additional case data compares to the previous update. TOTAL CASES IN FLORIDA: 2,173,138 (+4,237)TOTAL DEATHS IN FLORIDA: 35,142 (+33)TOTAL IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 123,248 (+ 292) LEE COUNTY – 66,760 (+206) | 944 (+0)COLLIER COUNTY – 34,370 (+49) | 514 (+0)CHARLOTTE COUNTY –12,358 (+27) | 404 (+0)HENDRY COUNTY – 4,592 (+6) | 79 (+0)DESOTO COUNTY – 4,228 (+4) | 91 (+0)GLADES COUNTY – 940 (+0) | 19 (+0) The post Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Monday, April 19 appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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Lee Health opens COVID-19 vaccine appointments to general public

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Anyone aged 18 and up can now sign up online to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at Lee Health. You do not have to be a Lee Health patient to get the vaccine, said the health care system. All vaccines will be administered at Gulf Coast Medical Center. Click here to register for a vaccine at Lee Health. After you sign up, you will be notified when the vaccine is available and you’ll be given a choice of time slots of available appointments, said Lee Health. If multiple brands of the COVID-19 vaccine are in stock, you will have the option of choosing which vaccine you...

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Collier County begins vaccinating residents 5 days a week

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – Collier County will be giving out COVID-19 vaccines Monday through Friday starting on Monday. Residents may go to the walk-up site at the North Collier Regional Park Exhibit Hall beginning at 3 p.m. The Department of Health recommends residents arrive 10 minutes before their scheduled appointment time. Anyone 18 and up can register for a Moderna vaccine appointment on Eventbrite. Collier County has not yet transitioned to using the state Health Department website to schedule appointments. To register for an appointment, click here. Click here for NBC2’s...

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NBC2’S Vax Facts

This page is devoted to helping you get your COVID-19 vaccine from one of the various sources currently giving shots. NOTE: *The FDA & CDC are recommending the US pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine over blood clot concerns. Click here for which pharmacies and health systems are pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and how you can reschedule your appointment.* Who is eligible for a vaccine? Anyone 18+ Frontline healthcare workers Law enforcement officers & first responders Long-term care facility residents & staff K-12 employees & staff can...

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