3rd Florida-Based Ship Has Outbreak, State Cases Hit Record

It came as the number of coronavirus cases in Florida hit its highest level since the start of the pandemic.

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Employees of Nomi Health check in a long line of people for COVID-19 tests, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, in North Miami, Fla. The omicron variant has unleashed a fresh round of fear and uncertainty, for travelers, shoppers and party-goers around the U.S. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
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MIAMI (AP) — A COVID-19 outbreak took place on a South Florida-based cruise ship for the third time, as the number of coronavirus cases in Florida hit its highest level since the start of the pandemic. An undisclosed number of passengers and crew aboard the Carnival Freedom cruise caught the virus so the ship was denied entry to Bonaire and Aruba, Carnival said in a statement. The ship has 2,497 passengers and 1,112 crew members…

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