JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Of the 19,516 cases reported in the past week, the average daily number of new coronavirus cases in October is growing slowly. A week ago, the staff averaged about 2,500 cases a day. Now it averages 2,620 cases a day for the first 16 days of October.
Florida added 3,449 cases to data from the state health department on Friday. Excluding the problem over the weekend, which led to two-day data being reported on Sunday, this is the third time in nine days that the state has reported more than 3,300 cases in one day.
In the last 24 hours, there have been 136 additional cases in Duvall County, 117 more in Alachua, 38 in St. John’s, 32 in Colombia and 31 in Clay. No other local district added more than 25 cases.
Florida has now reported 16,030 deaths of residents and non-residents from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, adding another 98 data on Friday.
Duvall County has added five more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Jacksonville’s total to 505 since the pandemic hit the state in March. Flagler County also added two deaths, and Clay, Putnam and Union added one each.
Florida and Duval County are increasing daily from June 1
Data for Friday showed an additional 30,193 people who were tested, which led to the total number of tests conducted in the state to 5.68 million.
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The state and several local counties have seen their positives fall below 5%, according to researchers, this is the threshold for community expansion. The rate of Florida was 4.38%. According to Friday’s report, Duvall County (4.08%), St. John’s (4.41%), Clay (4.20%), Nassau (4.06%), Putnam (2.66%) and Bradford (2.75%) were below 5%. .
Data is coming in Friday, as early personal voting will begin Monday in 52 state counties, including most counties in Northeast Florida.
About 15% of Florida voters have already voted by mail for the 2020 general election.
For information on where and when you can vote early in Florida, click here.
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