Here are the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics available for Florida and our area counties, as of 6:30 p.m. March 30. The next update will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
ARCADIA — A 91-year-old DeSoto County man was reported to have died Monday due to coronavirus, according to the Florida Department of Health.
PUNTA GORDA — Closures continue in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. In this case, however, it’s because of people not sticking to social-distancing guidelines.
VENICE — Between Senior Friendship Centers in Charlotte, DeSoto, and Sarasota counties along with the state of Florida Department of Elder Affairs, help is at hand for seniors.
ARCADIA — DeSoto County families in need are getting a little help thanks to the DeSoto Community Foundation during the coronavirus pandemic.
If you've driven by an area United Parcel Service distribution center recently, you may have noticed employees are scrambling to load those big brown trucks up with packages as quickly as possible.
During this challenging time I want to reassure you that your local Sun Newspapers are going continue to deliver compelling and comprehensive local news and information to you throughout this crisis. Our commitment to the readers and the communities we serve is steadfast. We will do everythi…
SOUTH GULF COVE — The coronavirus has temporarily closed their restaurant, but that hasn’t stopped Michelle and Burak Cakir from serving the public.
With closures of public facilities happening left and right around the state due to the coronavirus pandemic, the list is dwindling for outdoor family activities.
NORTH PORT — The coronavirus has started to appear in pockets of Southwest Florida, with two reported cases Friday in North Port, and a Sarasota County firefighter testing positive for COVID-19, county officials reported Friday afternoon.
Our Southwest Florida area is most often associated with the giant fishing industry of yesteryear, but doing a little historical probing, one can learn of other early commercial enterprises. Some succeeded very well for a while but for various reasons gradually faded away and are almost forgotten.
AVON PARK — South Florida State College, or SFSC, is partnering with Hemp4Water on the upcoming Florida Industrial Hemp Pilot Project.
WASHINGTON — The Senate late Wednesday passed an unparalleled $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both parties have struck an agreement on a sweeping $2 trillion measure to aid workers, businesses and a health care system strained by the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak.
PORT CHARLOTTE — It’s too soon to tell if an actual jump exists in domestic violence cases due to coronavirus, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.
Allison Harris had a plan to have her two oldest daughters help catch her new baby and cut the umbilical cord, while her son stayed by her forehead wiping the sweat from her brow. Her youngest daughter, who has special needs, would wait elsewhere in the hospital but would come to see the bab…
ARCADIA — Before the bans regarding coronavirus, this writer was privileged to visit the Charlotte Sport Modelers Society, or CSMS, the radio-controlled model airplane club of Charlotte County with a flying field in Arcadia.
SARASOTA — Sarasota Memorial Hospital announced Tuesday afternoon that it has nine patients with confirmed COVID-19 at its facilities — and two others have died — both with the coronavirus as the cause or suspected cause.
Doctors can now refill medications, help patients with various ailments like hypertension and diabetes, and even order a test for coronavirus, all with the patient comfortably at home.
Hospitals, dental offices and other health care practitioners statewide are prohibited from providing any “medically unnecessary, non-urgent or non-emergency procedure or surgery,” Gov. Ron DeSantis issued in an executive order March 20.
ARCADIA — DeSoto County boat ramps will stay open for the time being despite the Board of County Commissioners declaring a local state of emergency in a meeting Sunday morning due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A photo circulating on Facebook claims that President Trump will invoke the “Stafford Act” within 72 hours, requiring a national, mandatory two-week quarantine.
PORT CHARLOTTE — With state public schools closed until at least April 15, parents face the task of how to keep their kids learning during the time away from school.
It looks like we might be in for the long haul with this COVID19 pandemic that’s sweeping the nation, spreading fear and precaution like a prairie fire on a windy day. And since it’s basically a worldwide concern now, we’ve got no place to retreat to, other than home, where we stand guard ov…
It looks like we might be in for the long haul with this COVID-19 pandemic that's sweeping the nation, spreading fear and precaution like a prairie fire on a windy day. And since it's basically a worldwide concern now, we've got no place to retreat to, other than home, where we stand guard o…
It seems like our whole world has been canceled in the past week. Coronavirus has changed our daily lives from school closings to large events being postponed or canceled.