Florida Dept of Health May 24 – Nassau County Coronavirus cases hit 70

Florida Dept of Health
May 24, 2020

Editor’s Note:  In Nassau County Zip-Code 32034 has 26 Coronavirus cases. 

Florida Dept of Health:

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

~49,547 positive cases in Florida residents and 1,320 positive cases in non-Florida residents~

The state provides a report detailing surveillance data for every Florida county. Previously, this information was only available for select communities. The surveillance data report is available here.

Test results for more than 18,000 individuals were reported to the Department of Health as of midnight, on Saturday, May 23. Today, as reported at 11 a.m., there are 740 new positive COVID-19 cases (733 Florida residents and 7 non-Florida residents) and four Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19.

While Florida’s testing has increased over the past week, the percent of those testing positive for COVID-19 overall is 6 percent. On May 23, 3.3 percent of new cases** tested positive.

The Florida Department of Health also releases a list of long-term care facilities in Florida associated with COVID-19 cases with active cases and number of deaths in each facility in order to provide real-time data. The list of long-term care facilities with active COVID-19 cases is available here. The list of long-term care facilities with deaths in available here. To date, 1,076 individuals that were staff or residents of a long-term care facility have died.

There are a total of 50,867 Florida cases with 2,237 deaths related to COVID-19.

Since data reported at 11 a.m. on May 23, the deaths of four Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Dade, Volusia and Walton counties.

Florida recently partnered with private laboratories around the state to expand COVID-19 laboratory testing capacity. This partnership will increase the number of tests conducted each day and ensure Floridians receive the critical health information they need in a timely manner.

Nassau County Emergency Management: As of 11 am, May 24, 2020, FDOH Nassau CHD has received one new case of a positive COVID19 test in a Nassau resident. The case is a 66 year old male with no travel history nor known contact to a positive case. The Health Department has completed case investigation and contact tracing. The individual will remain in isolation until released by public health. This brings the Nassau total case count to 70 including 65 residents and 5 non-residents. As of this date, 54 individuals have been released from isolation.

Nassau County Health Facilities.
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