News Update for 7/3/20

Numbers released this morning by the Florida Department of Health show Highlands County has registered 18 new positive cases of the Coronavirus and 127 negative test results. The current report shows 9,665 tests done locally – of those, 9,260 have been negative with 390 positive cases. The severity of those positive cases remains unknown. Florida

News Update for 7/2/20

Latest Numbers released by the Florida Department of Health show Highlands County has registered 15 new positive cases of the Coronavirus and 435 negative test results. The current report shows 9,239 tests done locally. Of those, 8,860 have been negative with 372 positive cases. The severity of those positive cases remains unknown. Florida Department of

News Update for 6/30/20

In their report this morning, Florida Department of Health officials say Highlands County has registered five new positive cases of the Coronavirus and 174 negative test results. The current report shows 8,784 tests done locally. Of those, 8,425 have been negative with 350 positive cases. They report that as a 96-percent negative testing rate. The

News Update for 6/30/20

Like the rest of the state, as testing continues for the Coronavirus here in Highlands County the numbers continue to rise. At last report, there had been 8,653 tests done locally. Of those, 8,239 have been negative with 345 positive cases. The severity of those positive cases remains unknown. Florida Department of Health officials will

Local News 6-26-20

Highlands County recorded another death from the Covid-19 infection yesterday – state reports now record 11 deaths in the County. The most recent passing was listed by the state as a 67-year old female resident who had known contact with another Covid-19 patient. The current state dashboard numbers are delayed for today, but as of

Local News Update 6-25-20

Your Sheriff’s Department could use a hand this morning. The Highlands County Sheriff is looking for 35-year-old Innocent Sed Destino Jr. – he’s wanted on for charges of aggravated child abuse and kidnapping. He is considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information, please call 863-402-7200 – punch “1” at the automated system. Anonymous

Local News 6-24-20

The noon update from the state department of health reports Highlands County with 270 total confirmed cases of the Covid-19 infection, up another 12 from yesterday. Polk County is up to 2,454 confirmed cases, DeSoto County reporting 513, Hardee 334 and Glades County with 143 cases of the virus. Adults from 45 to 64 years

Local News Headlines 6-23-20

If you live in Sun N Lake of Sebring, just so you’re forewarned – the District needs to turn the water off in a couple neighborhoods about 8am this morning for a water line repair. If you live in the Vilabella Drive, Catalina Drive, Sarria Ave., Perugia Ave. or Cadagua Drive neighborhoods, water will be

Local News 6-22-20

Another bump up in our County’s Covid-19 numbers over the weekend – as of yesterday, we’d recorded 226 confirmed cases of the virus here with a total of ten deaths blamed on the bug. Up to our north, Polk County also saw a big bump upward, and slammed past the two thousand mark in confirmed