He joined as a healthcare reporter in August 2019. About 6 percent of Miami-Dade’s population — about 165,000 residents — have antibodies indicating a past infection by the novel coronavirus, dwarfing the state health department’s tally of about 10,600 cases, according to preliminary study results announced by University of Miami researchers Friday.

Miami-Dade County officials continue to work with local, state and federal agencies in monitoring COVID-19, part of the coronavirus family. Florida’s COVID-19 cases zoom past 51,000, and Miami-Dade now has 17,000-plus infections Another 740 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida, most from outside of South Florida
It was March 1 when Florida announced its first two cases of the novel coronavirus, a 29-year-old Hillsborough County woman who had traveled to Italy and a 63-year-old Manatee County man.



The Miami Herald - COVID-19 Local News Fund is a program administered by Local Media Foundation, tax ID #36‐4427750, a Section 501(c)(3) charitable trust affiliated with Local Media Association. Ben Conarck is a reporter covering the coronavirus pandemic for the Miami Herald. The Herald and a consortium of other news outlets sued the state over its initial refusal to release data about COVID-19 cases and deaths in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

The Miami Herald reimposed its paywall on most of its coronavirus coverage Monday after previously providing the content for free. In an article on 17 May, the Miami Herald newspaper put the number at more than 100,000 around the world.

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A print ad that ran in the Miami Herald thanking President Donald Trump for his response to the COVID-19 pandemic skirts disclosure rules under federal campaign finance law. Miami-Dade County officials continue to work with local state and federal agencies in monitoring COVID-19 part of the coronavirus family.
The City of Miami Beach is offering in-home COVID-19 testing for homebound Miami Beach seniors that are 65 years and older and are experiencing symptoms associated with the coronavirus — including fever, shortness of breath or a persistent cough. Hospital officials at Jackson told the Miami Herald that, based on his insurance, Azcue would only be responsible for $1,400 of that bill, but Azcue said he heard from his insurer that he would also have to provide additional documentation: three years of medical records to prove that the flu he got didn’t relate to a preexisting condition.

Florida coronavirus cases push past 33,000. LMF is raising funds for educational activities; specifically, to educate the public on COVID-19 issues.

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Florida Governor DeSantis Excludes Miami Herald From Press Conference On Coronavirus Lea Lane Contributor Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. In the interest of public health and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City of Miami Beach is suspending the city sponsored Freebee service until further notice.