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Pinellas County’s coronavirus virus cases are up to 129, according to information released at 6 p.m. Monday, March 30, by the Florida Department of Health — that’s three more than the number reported Monday morning. No new deaths were reported.

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Pinellas County’s coronavirus virus cases are up to 126, according to information released at 11 a.m. Monday, March 30, by the Florida Department of Health — that’s 10 more than the number reported Sunday night. No new deaths were reported. DOH announced the death of a 58-year-old male Sunday night, bringing the county’s death toll to five.

CLEARWATER — This city of empty beaches and closed libraries will swear in its newest mayor and City Council members March 30 and hold a second ceremony for the public a few days later — ensuring the continuity of local government during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Pinellas County had 111 cases of coronavirus, according to the report released by the Florida Department of Health at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. That’s 17 more than the number reported at 11 a.m. In addition, Department of Health Pinellas County confirmed Saturday morning that three more county residents have died due to the coronavirus, bringing the county’s death toll to four.

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SOUTH PASADENA — A resident of Bay Island Condominiums in South Pasadena has tested positive for the coronavirus. He lives in the Ambassador building and the other occupants in his unit are in self-isolation until April 5, stated a March 25 notice from the Board of Directors and management o…

DUNEDIN — While preparing for all non-essential city employees to work from home, and keeping only critical workers on duty during the coronavirus pandemic, city commissioners tried their best to plan for the future, when downtown will be bustling again and even have a new Fresh Market in summer.

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Out of a labor force of 502,988, only 14,561 people in Pinellas County were reportedly unemployed in February. The county had an unemployment rate of 2.9%, according to the report from the state’s Department of Economic Opportunity released March 27.

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About 200 Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies along with officers from Clearwater, St. Pete Beach and Tarpon Springs police departments spent the morning of March 26 posting notices on local businesses informing them of new rules imposed by the County Commission in its fight to halt the spread of COVID-19.

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CLEARWATER — The Clearwater Planning and Development Department and other city departments are staffed and operating, but the public may not go beyond the lobbies of those buildings. But myclearwater.com — the website where residents can pay fines, apply for and pay for various licenses and …

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Pinellas County commissioners gave unanimous approval March 25 to a resolution they’re calling safer at home, which is intended to send a strong message about the need to take action to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Safer at home does not completely shut down the county’s businesses, but it does require them all to be able to maintain social distancing and other protective measures.

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CLEARWATER — Under a perfect blue sky, Clearwater Beach was empty, parking spaces were abundant and the only sound was the “wham-ring” of a pile driver pounding steel pilings for a hotel under construction. The restaurants were largely closed, with chairs and tables chained together, umbrell…

SEMINOLE — Forced to temporarily close because of the coronavirus pandemic, Fluff’s Stuff Re-Tail for Rescue, a Seminole thrift shop that supports the advocacy work of the nonprofit Fluff Animal Rescue, will host daily virtual auctions for the foreseeable future.

The coronavirus is causing severe headaches for nonprofit organizations because of the cancellation of activities large and small, and community leaders and government officials are looking for ways to help out.

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When Major League Baseball, along with other professional sports leagues, ceased operations as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in mid-March, the move resulted in a premature end to spring training and left thousands of fans who traveled to the Sunshine State for the 2020 Grap…

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A 67-year-old Pinellas County resident died March 23 — the first death attributed to the coronavirus in Pinellas. The Department of Health Pinellas County has confirmed that the man was residing in Pinellas at the time of his death.

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Pinellas County has 45 confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to the state Department of Health’s report released at 11 a.m. March 24, an increase of four from the number released Monday night.

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The Department of Health Pinellas County has confirmed what had been reported by the state as the first death attributed to the coronavirus in Pinellas was a mistake. The number of cases, however, has increased to 41, which is one more than the number reported Monday morning.

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Pinellas County’s beaches were pretty empty on the first day of a more than two-week closure that started Saturday, March 21. “Overall we’ve had great compliance,” Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said. “Things are going very well.”

The number of people with coronavirus in Pinellas County has grown to 27, according to the Florida Department of Health’s report released at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21. That’s five more than was reported on Friday night.

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DUNEDIN — Pinellas County beaches weren't the only ones to close starting March 21. In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced March 20 that it would be closing Honeymoon Island State Park and Caladesi Island in Dunedin for 14 days.

The Florida Department of Health reported only one additional case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pinellas County when it released the latest numbers at 6 p.m. March 20, bringing the new total to 22.