Chris Persaud, The Palm Beach Post

Chris Persaud

The Palm Beach Post

Lake Worth, FL, United States

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Recent:
  • The Palm Beach Post
  • Naples Daily News
Past:
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • news-journalonline
  • Shiny Sheet
  • Ocala Star-Banner
  • Gainesville.com
  • Cashay
  • Govtech.com
  • Herald-Tribune
  • Next City

Recent articles by Chris:

COVID hospitalizations rising again in Florida after Thanksgiving

About one-third of Floridians have contracted COVID. The weekly case average now is about 15,000 vs. 10,000 in October. → Read More

Florida COVID cases rising again as BQ subvariants of omicron spread

The number of new infections grew by about 12,000 across Florida, the highest since late September. → Read More

Election Day: Florida says federal poll watchers inside polling places violates state law

The Department of Justice has sent poll watchers to Florida polling places for years to monitor for voting or civil rights violations. → Read More

'Tough road' gets smoother: Vet rejoices as new Habitat house takes shape

Melissa Royal, a mother of three, couldn't afford to buy a house on her salary as rents climbed. That's when Habitat for Humanity stepped in. → Read More

'Tripledemic' of COVID, RSV and flu in Florida this winter? 'Do not panic,' doctors say

COVID particles increasing in Palm Beach County wastewaters but no big leaps yet elsewhere in Florida. → Read More

Weeks after 'nightmare' COVID mutant XBB found in Florida, cases still falling

Health authorities have not said where it was found in Florida or anything about who was infected with the 'nightmare' subvariant XBB. → Read More

New omicron subvariants starting to grow in Florida, but soon booster shots won't be free

As a wave of COVID from the latest subvariants is expected this winter, costs of vaccines could rise as the federal government runs out of money. → Read More

Doctors rip basis of Florida Surgeon General Ladapo's latest anti-COVID vaccine advice

The analysis by the Florida Health Department examines only 20 deaths among men in the 18-39 age group within four weeks of vaccination. → Read More

Down again: COVID numbers continue to decline in Florida

Meanwhile, a paper by three Yale researchers shows a much higher rate of COVID fatality in 2021 among registered Republicans than Democrats. → Read More

Will Ian aftermath spread COVID? Cases were falling in Fla. before storm hit

Florida hospitals were treating 1,609 COVID-19 patents, which is less than half than the summer peak. Will Ian's aftermath change that? → Read More

COVID case counts, hospitalizations, test results in Florida the best since spring

The CDC warns that the rate of transmission of COVID in most Florida counties, but the hospitals are not likely to be overwhelmed. → Read More

COVID numbers looking much better for Florida hospitals, case counts and positive tests

The number of infections in Florida is down by two-thirds since June and July during the worst of the summer wave. → Read More

'Centaurus' COVID subvariant seeps into Florida while sister mutation spreads in Southeast

The newest COVID vaccine boosters aren't necessarily weak against new subvariants since it targets mutations of omicron. → Read More

Florida leads nation in COVID deaths even as cases continue to decline

More than 1,600 people in Florida died of COVID-19 in August. But in the state's hospitals, there were more than 1,000 fewer cases than in July. → Read More

COVID BA.5 wave still receding across Florida more than a week into school year

COVID viral particles found in wastewater continue to drop since mid-July in some Florida areas including Palm Beach, Pinellas and Orange counties. → Read More

COVID-19 wave continues to ebb in Florida

There were almost 350 fewer people hospitalized in the state Friday than there were a week before, the first time that's happened since March. → Read More

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run in Boca; police seek two drivers

The crash occurred early Wednesday morning on Glades Road west of Interstate 95. Police are looking for a Nissan Rogue and a Hyundai Veloster. → Read More

COVID in Florida: Wave appears to be flattening with new infections, hospitalizations holding steady

About 11% of patients 18 or older are in hospital ICU's, staying the same since winter → Read More

Deaths from COVID-19 in Florida take off amid undercounted cases in BA.5 surge

The increase in deaths related to the BA.5 "ninja" COVID variant is still half of the average seen during the omicron and delta waves. → Read More

COVID hospitalizations, deaths on the rise in latest Florida BA.5 surge

The numbers of new cases logged by the Florida Health Department isn't changing much, but sewage levels belie that picture. → Read More