Florida Reports Reduction of COVID-19 Cases for the First Time in Days

The state of Florida avoided another record in daily confirmed coronavirus cases, but still saw more than 8,000 new cases reported.

Experts say the true number is undoubtedly higher. This is as much due to incomplete evidence as it is becoming increasingly clear to scientists that a significant number of people are infected with the virus but do not feel sick or show symptoms.

According to the FDOH, 8,530 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Sunday morning.

The positive cases on Sunday bring the total of all confirmed cases of the state’s coronavirus since the disease was first detected in the state on March 1 to 141,075, as well as a total of 3,419 deaths.

Since March, 14,244 people with severe cases of the virus have required hospitalization. The state does not report the number of current patients in hospitals with the coronavirus or the number of individuals who have recovered from the disease after diagnosis.

The number of cases reported on Saturday broke the record for most COVID-19 cases reported in a single day. The FDOH reported 9,585 new cases.

On Friday, the Florida Department of Health reported about 9,000 new cases of COVID-19.

Earlier Friday, state authorities said they would ban alcohol consumption in bars, as health authorities attribute the new outbreak to young adults who come to establishments after reopening three weeks ago.

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Here is a breakdown of coronavirus numbers by county in the Central Florida region:

County Total cases New cases Deceased Hospitalizations New hospitalizations
Brevard 1,631 84 17 108 one
Flagler 293 14 5 5 29 0 0
lake 1,192 94 22 104 one
Marion 631 33 10 66 3
orange 9,671 834 56 439 two
Osceola 1,833 184 24 190 3
Polk 3,495 313 93 457 3
Seminole 2,366 164 sixteen 161 one
Sumter 327 8 17 48 0 0
Volusia 1,933 188 54 210 two

The antibody testing site of the Orange County Convention Center reached capacity minutes before the site opened on Saturday

According to officials, the first car in line arrived at the site at 12:30 a.m.

Every day this week, the lines at the test site have exceeded the line the day before, authorities said.

“This site can process 200 tests per hour, but the demand is so great that the wait from the end will be 6-8 hours,” officials said.

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With coronavirus numbers increasing and cases getting younger, Florida officials made the decision to immediately ban alcohol consumption in bars across the state, again.

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, which oversees alcohol licensing, made the announcement Friday morning on Twitter. No information was provided on the duration of the moratorium.

“Failure by bars and other licensed vendors to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises is suspected across the state to the point of making individualized enforcement efforts impractical and insufficient at this time,” the statement read. in DBPR executive orders.

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Two employees and three guests of the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida have tested positive for the coronavirus.

According to officials, the individuals have been isolated and all potentially exposed guests and staff have been notified and quarantined.

“The health and safety of our residents and staff is always our top priority. In recent months, we have played a critical role in caring for one of the most vulnerable populations in our community at a challenging and unprecedented time, and we take that responsibility seriously, “Allison Krall, Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida / CEO said.

To help fight the virus, officials have introduced new security measures to help keep guests and employees safe.

“This includes creating isolation areas for guests who test positive or have had an exposure incident, requiring masks to be worn on campus, temperature tests and health questionnaires, social distancing, limitation of visitors, cleanings and more frequent sanitation and the promotion of hand washing, among other measures, “the officials said. We will continue to work closely with the Department of Health, following their recommendations and best practices for the health and safety of our residents and staff. “

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