JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Florida is reporting 461,0379 positive cases of COVID-19 in today’s report.
For a third day in a row, Florida has broken its single-say record of COVID-19 deaths. Today Florida is reporting 253 new residents deaths. This follows yesterday’s 216 new reported deaths.
Duval County reported 3 new deaths, ages 68, 86, and 48. 2 new deaths were reported in Nassau County, ages 69 and 65. St. Johns County reported 1 new death, an 88-year-old man.
Florida added 9,952 positive cases today. Locally, northeast Florida added 553 cases.
Baker County is counting 14 new cases, Clay County is reporting 61 new cases, Duval County is reporting 418 new cases, Nassau County added 28 new cases, and St. Johns County added 32 cases.
UF Health is reporting 101 total COVID-19 cases today. 29 of these cases are in the ICU.
Mayor Lenny Curry said in a press briefing Thursday that hospitalizations are remaining stable. They are not spiking, but yet they are not dropping. He says he is cautiously optimistic that things will get better.
Testing yesterday shows that 863 COVID-19 tests were dong at federal testing sites in Jacksonville and 138 antibody tests were conducted.
Several testing sites will be closing Thursday afternoon throughout Friday due to concerns of severe weather because of Tropical Storm Isaias.
The state-supported testing sites that will be closed will include the Legends Center on Soutel Drive, the Regency Square Mall, the Target Parking Lot at CR 220 in Fleming Island, and the FDOH in Green Cove Springs. They plan to reopen on Wednesday at 8 a.m.
For the city-sponsored testing sites, the City of Jacksonville said they will be monitoring weather and will close sites if needed.