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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising the public to be prepared if a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak occurs in their community. Officials also want people to know it could last a long time.

The Florida Department of Health announced Tuesday night that eight new positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) had been confirmed in the state, including two in Pinellas County. Both are males. One is age 67 and the other is 64. The cases are travel related. The men are isolated and will continue to be isolated until cleared by public health officials.

Florida Department of Health announced March 1 that two adults in the state had tested presumptive positive for 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Officials say both individuals with positive tests results are in isolation.

ST. PETERSBURG — Seniors Helping Seniors, a national in-home senior care service that employs fellow senior citizens as caregivers, was founded in 1998 in Reading, Pennsylvania. It was created with the idea of using active seniors to help non-active seniors with everything from companionship…

ST. PETERSBURG — A therapeutic dance class for persons dealing Parkinson’s disease is held Tuesdays, 10:45 a.m. to noon, at Azalea Recreation Center, 1600 72nd St. N., St. Petersburg.

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees has declared a public health emergency to address the increasing number of hepatitis A cases in the state due to the current national outbreak. Rivkees’ declaration builds on the public health advisory the state issued last November and ree…

LARGO — Largo Medical Center is the only hospital in Pinellas County approved by Det Norske Veritas Healthcare Inc. and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to implant a device restoring blood flow throughout the body for those with advanced heart failure and for those who have exh…

LARGO — HCA Healthcare’s Largo Medical Center recently announced that Adam Rudd will be returning to the area as the hospital’s new chief executive officer.

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