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Florida Department of Health July 21 – Coronavirus takes another life in Nassau County

Florida Department of Health
July 21, 2020


Florida Department of Health:

Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces One Hundred Thirty-Four Deaths Related to COVID-19

~365,244 positive cases in Florida residents and 4,590 positive cases in non-Florida residents~

Test results for more than 77,100 individuals were reported to DOH as of midnight, on Monday, July 20. Today, as reported at 11 a.m., there are:

  • 9,440 new positive COVID-19 cases (9,345 Florida residents and 95 non-Florida residents)
  • 134 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19

On July 20, 13.62 percent of new cases** tested positive.

There are a total of 369,834 Florida cases*** with 5,206 deaths related to COVID-19.

Since July 20, the death of one hundred thirty-four Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Bay, Brevard, Broward, Collier, Dade, Desoto, Duval, Escambia, Gadsden, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Jackson, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Nassau, Okaloosa, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Lucie, Sumter, Suwannee and Volusia counties.

Nassau County Emergency Management:

Nassau EM A fifth Nassau County resident with CoViD-19 has passed away. The patient was a 93-year-old male previously reported as a case. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones during their time of sorrow.

 The number of positive cases can only be divided by the number of people tested. You can’t derive any meaningful number by dividing the number of positive cases by the entire population unless the entire population is tested (and they all are sequestered so they can’t get infected after sample collection). Today’s “positivity” result is 14.62% – that is the percentage of positive cases relative to the number of test results received today.

Nassau EM On 20 July, Dr. Scott Rivkee, Florida’s Surgeon General, issued an UPDATE to Florida’s Public Health Advisories. It includes this guidance: — All individuals should refrain from participating in social or recreational gatherings of more than ten people. In gatherings of fewer than ten, maintain social distancing of at least six feet from each other and wear a face-covering. — Face-coverings can reduce disease transmission by an individual who is infected, whether they have symptoms or not. The face-covering reduces the infectious particles that are released into the air when an individual speaks, coughs, or sneezes; it may also protect individuals by reducing the concentration of particles that are inhaled. — With a few exceptions (e.g., infants under two years of age, or removal of the face-covering is required for an activity like dentistry or eating) every individual in Florida should wear a face-covering over the nose and mouth in any setting where social distancing is not possible, both indoors and outdoors; this includes in your own home when visitors are present. — All individuals over 65 years of age, and those of any age with health conditions that increase their risk for complications from an infection, should limit personal interactions with non-household members and take these protective actions: – maintain six feet of distance from others; – wear a face-covering when closer contact is unavoidable; – wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; – avoid all unnecessary touching of eyes, nose, and mouth; – wash hands first if face must be touched; – clean and disinfect all touched surfaces, including door handles. — Face-coverings are not a substitute for social distancing, washing your hands, and staying home when you are ill. All of these mitigation measures should be carefully followed together to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

 

 

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