Pinellas County Covid-19 cases swell past 1,000 as a major hospital system says some patients need new tests

The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Pinellas County just topped 1,000.

Pinellas County had 1,008 cases as of 10 a.m.. Saturday, according to the Florida Department of Health. That includes 964 Florida residents and 44 non-residents. There have been 286 hospitalizations and 67 deaths in the county, the health department said.

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New affordable housing developments planned for St. Pete

Covid-19 has further illuminated the dire state of affordable housing stock throughout the county, as low and middle income families struggle to pay mortgages, rent and other living expenses.

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Insurance sales company hiring 240 agents in Tampa

Tranzact, a direct-to-consumer health insurance sales firm, is nearly doubling the size of its Tampa office.

The company plans to hire 240 insurance sales agents by September, said Steve Stout, sales director for the Tampa region.

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Impact Catalyst Episode 16: The Naked Farmer

On this episode, Jordan Johnson of the Naked Farmer joins St. Pete Catalyst Joe Hamilton.

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For Year 31, Tampa Bay gay film festival goes online

Stymied like the rest of the performance world by the interminable Covid crisis, the Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival has begun a virtual screening series.

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Women leaders at Tampa-St. Pete IT companies get industry honors

Eighteen women at four information technology companies headquartered in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area made this year’s Women of the Channel list.

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ICYMI: Think Big, Boys & Girls Clubs partnership brings teen workforce development to Pinellas

Two nonprofit organizations have partnered on a program to help teens prepare for the workforce.

Think Big for Kids, founded in 2016 by Tampa tech executive and entrepreneur Tony DiBenedetto, will offer workforce development programs for teens at Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast locations in Pinellas County.

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Local gym owner reacts as Gov. Ron DeSantis opens gyms, fitness studios effective Monday

Local gym owner Lindsay Alvestad of CrossFit9 shared her thoughts on reopening with the St. Pete Catalyst.

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Inside the Boardroom: Next generation

The first two women to join the HCI Group board of directors did more than bring gender diversity to what previously was an all-male board.

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