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Pinellas County reported the second highest one-day count of COVID-19 cases on Thursday. Florida Department of Health added 431, bringing the total to 9,826. Twelve more residents have died due to the novel coronavirus, upping the death toll to 221.

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CLEARWATER — Pinellas County commissioners voted unanimously July 7 to extend the local state of emergency through July 17, which allows the county access to federal funds and gives the county administrator the authority to make purchases and take any necessary steps to ensure the health, sa…

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After a long wait because of the coronavirus pandemic, Pinellas County high school seniors finally get the chance to celebrate their graduations.

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Pinellas County continues to see a steady increase in COVID-19 cases with 363 more reported on Wednesday, bringing the total to 9,395. Florida Department of Health also announced that three more residents have died due to the novel coronavirus, upping the death toll to 209.

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LARGO — When Eva and Waldemar Kubiak immigrated to the United States from Poland 20 years ago they knew that someday they would give back to their new country. They settled in Chicago and went about the business of living, wondering when they might get the chance to say thank you.

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The abrupt halt to the 2020 spring training season in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic dealt a huge economic blow to Pinellas County, where the Toronto Blue Jays play in newly refurbished TD Ballpark in Dunedin and the Philadelphia Phillies have trained in Clearwater for more th…

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ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority received notification over the holiday weekend that another bus operator has tested positive for COVID-19. This is the fifth driver that has tested positive.

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Pinellas County continues to show an uptick in COVID-19 cases with 226 added to the count on Monday, bringing the total to 8,759. Florida Department of Health also reported that one more resident has died due to the novel coronavirus, upping the death toll to 199.

ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority received notification from a bus operator June 29 that the operator had tested positive for COVID-19. This is the fourth public-facing employee testing positive for PSTA.

Another 227 COVID-19 cases were added to Pinellas County’s count on Tuesday, bringing the total to 6,487. Florida Department of Health also reported that 11 more residents had died due to the novel coronavirus, upping the death toll to 166.

Pinellas County government and area chambers of commerce will help with COVID-19 safety efforts of many local businesses by hosting a face mask distribution initiative, which started over the weekend.

After more than six hours of discussion and listening to more than 100 public comments, Pinellas County commissioners voted 6-1 to require all persons wear a face covering while in any indoor public place countywide.

EAST LAKE — On a recent mid-June morning, small groups of prospective East Lake High School football players gathered at the Eagles’ field, but there were no group huddles to be seen, no cracking of pads or clanging of weights to be heard and not a football in sight.

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