Florida Department of Health August 3 – Coronavirus claims life of another Nassau County resident

Florida Department of Health
August 3, 2020

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

~486,384 positive cases in Florida residents and 5,500 positive cases in non-Florida residents~

Test results for more than 60,900 individuals were reported to DOH as of midnight, on Sunday, August 2. Today, as reported at 11 a.m., there are:

  • 4,752 new positive COVID-19 cases (4,716 Florida residents and 36 non-Florida residents)
  • 73 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19

On August 2, 9.09 percent of new cases** tested positive.

There are a total of 491,884 Florida cases*** with 7,157 deaths related to COVID-19.

Since August 2, the death of seventy-three Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Bay, Broward, Columbia, Dade, Duval, Flagler, Hillsborough, Leon, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Nassau, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Seminole, Sumter, Suwannee and Volusia counties.

Nassau County Emergency Management:

We are very sad to announce another Nassau resident with CoViD-19, a 65-year-old male, has passed away. Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to his family and friends.
Protecting Public Health, and protecting the health of the most vulnerable members of our community is everyone’s responsibility.
Please be vigilant and follow the CDC and FDOH guidance to reduce the spread of infectious diseases.

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Ben Martin
Ben Martin(@ben-martin)
3 years ago

An observation, the deaths are going up and masks are mandated. Could the higher death count be attributable to more people wearing masks as a result of the mask mandates? We need regular contact with viruses and bacteria to keep our immune system strong.

Perry Anthony
Perry Anthony (@guest_58538)
3 years ago
Reply to  Ben Martin

Ben, I think you need to see a doctor ASAP.

Ben Martin
Ben Martin(@ben-martin)
3 years ago
Reply to  Perry Anthony

Perry, thank you for your concern, I did see a Doctor, a Rheumatologist, about 15 years ago for Chronic Inflammatory Rheumatoid arthritis. First the Doctor told me I might have Ankylosing Spondylitis. He then told me I might have Diffuse Ideopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis. He then told me I might have both. I explained to him I had been on an extreme high protein diet for years and that I wondered if my extremely acidic diet might have something to do with my condition. He said “No – this condition is hereditary.”

Hmmmm….. No one in my family has this condition.

The good Doctor then told me – “You might quality for Remicade.” That was a very strange choice of words. It might have made me feel like I was really going to get something.

What the Doctor could have said is…. “Look Ben, we have some genetically modified mice liver extract and we inject it into you. It is a mouse – human chimeric antibody. It inhibits your immune system. Cancer is a possible side effect. And it only costs $20,000/yr. You want some?”

I said no thanks to Remicade, Enbrel, and Humira – and changed my diet. I am much better. And my immune system is intact.

Do you think that Doctors are rewarded for writing a certain number of prescriptions? There are medical sale reps who say things like that happen.

If you want to live a long time stay away from Doctors, especially those in hospitals. Go to a Doctor with one problem and you will come away with 10 more. Please be discerning when it comes to your medical treatment.

Richard Norman Kurpiers
Richard Norman Kurpiers (@guest_58542)
3 years ago
Reply to  Ben Martin

Lost in that story was the reason why you were consuming an “extreme high protein diet” for years instead of following conventional nutritional science.

What was not lost is the price you paid for it.

Ben Martin
Ben Martin(@ben-martin)
3 years ago

I went on that diet extreme diet to loose weight. It worked. I lost 30 pounds. I felt great – until I got sick. Now I like the simple advice – “Eat food, not much of it, mainly plants.” That advice comes from the book “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” – by Michael Pollan.

Nancy Dickson
Nancy Dickson(@nancyjackathenshotmail-com)
3 years ago

The list of new cases always has most of them as “under investigation.” Are these ever resolved or do they remain a mystery? It would be helpful to know how this is being spread – travel or home contact.