Coronavirus Live Blog: Week Of July 27

Aug 1, 2020

Saturday, Aug. 1

Florida reports 174 deaths

Today, as reported at 10 a.m. Central, the state department of health said there are:

  • 9,642 new positive COVID-19 cases (9,591 Florida residents and 51 non-Florida residents)
  • 174 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19

On Friday, 11.08 percent of new cases tested positive.

There are 480,028 Florida cases with 7,022 deaths related to COVID-19.

Since Friday, the death of 174 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, Dade, Desoto, Duval, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Jackson, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Monroe, Okaloosa, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Volusia and Wakulla counties.

Friday, July 31

Florida Department of Health in Escambia County Announces New Walk-In Testing Dates For August

257 more deaths in Florida

Today, as of 10 a.m. Central, there are:

  •   9,007 new positive COVID-19 cases (8,925 Florida residents and 82 non-Florida residents)
  •   257 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19

On Thursday, 10.57 percent of new cases tested positive.

There are 470,386 Florida cases with 6,843 deaths related to COVID-19.

The deaths of 257 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Alachua, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Gadsden, Hendry, Hernando, Hillsborough, Indian River, Jackson, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Monroe, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Volusia, Wakulla, Walton and Washington counties.

COVID testting at UWF, Publix, to continue, despite hurricane

Escambia County officials this morning said the COVID-19 test sites at the University of West Florida and Publix will remain open. State officials on Thursday closed test sites across the state in anticipation the state would be affected by Hurricane Isaiais.

Thursday, July 30

Four More Deaths in Escambia

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County had 7,598 positive COVID-19 cases. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Escambia County residents is 92 individuals.

City of Fort Walton Beach Reopens Small Business Grant 

253 deaths in Florida

Today, as reported at 10 a.m. Central, there are:

  • 9,956 new positive COVID-19 cases (9,854 Florida residents and 102 non-Florida residents)
  • 253 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19

On July 29, 12 percent of new cases tested positive.

There are 461,379 Florida cases with 6,586 deaths related to COVID-19.

Since Wednesday, the death of 253 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Bay, Brevard, Broward, Citrus, Collier, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Holmes, Indian River, Jackson, Lake, Lee, Levy, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Nassau, Okaloosa, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, St. Johns, St. Lucie and Volusia counties.

Wednesday, July 29

All State-Supported Testing Sites To Temporarly Close July 30

All state-supported drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing sites will temporarily close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, in anticipation of impacts from Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine.

Testing sites are closing out of an abundance of caution to keep individuals operating and attending the sites safe. All sites have free standing structures including tents and other equipment, which cannot withstand tropical storm force winds, and could cause damage to people and property if not secured.

The sites will remain closed until they are safe to reopen, with all sites anticipated to be reopened at the latest by 8 a.m., Wednesday, August 5. Free COVID-19 testing remains available through local County Health Departments.

Please call in advance for testing through County Health Department, contact information for all counties is available here. As the storm passes through regions of the state, sites will reopen on a rolling basis to ensure Floridians are able to receive reliable and accessible COVID-19 testing. 

216 deaths in Florida; toll tops 6,300

Test results for more than 88,200 individuals were reported to DOH as of midnight Tuesday. Today, as reported at 10 a.m. Central, there are:

  • 9,446 new positive COVID-19 cases (9,384 Florida residents and 62 non-Florida residents)
  • 216 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19. The deaths have been reported in Bay, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Gadsden, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie and Volusia counties.

On July 28, 12.26 percent of new cases tested positive. There are 451,423 Florida cases with 6,333 deaths related to COVID-19.

Tuesday, July 28

186 deaths in Florida

Test results for more than 90,200 individuals were reported to DOH as of midnight Monday. Today, as reported at 10 a.m. Central, there are: 

  • 9,230 new positive COVID-19 cases (9,169 Florida residents and 61 non-Florida residents)  
  • 186 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19  

There are a total of 441,977 Florida cases with 6,117 deaths related to COVID-19. 

Since July 27, the death of 186 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Bay, Brevard, Collier, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Jackson, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Suwannee, Volusia and Wakulla counties. 

Cases top 7,200 in Escambia, death toll at 85

As of 2 p.m. today, Escambia County has had 7,250 positive COVID-19 cases. 

The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Escambia County residents is 85 individuals.

Monday, July 27 

Escambia cases top 7,100, death toll at 82

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 7,158 positive COVID-19 cases. The number of COVID-19 related deaths in Escambia County residents is 82 individuals.

77 more deaths in state

Today, as of 10 a.m. Central, there are: 

  • 8,892 new positive COVID-19 cases (8,854 Florida residents and 38 non-Florida residents)  
  • 77 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19  

On Sunday, 11.39 percent of new cases tested positive.  

There are 432,747 Florida cases with 5,931 deaths related to COVID-19. 

The death of 77 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Gilchrist, Hendry, Hillsborough, Jackson, Lake, Lee, Leon, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter and Volusia counties. 

Drive-Thru Testing Tomorrow In Crestview 
Testing will be Tuesday, July 28 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at Crestview Community Center, 1446 Commerce Dr. The date is subject change due to inclement weather or shortage of supplies. Limited to 450 tests. If 450 tests are reached prior to the scheduled end time, operations will close.

Testing at Community Health Northwest Florida This Week 

Monday July 27 from 3pm-6pm – Community Health Northwest Florida Main Site 2315 W. Jackson Street

Wednesday July 29 from 9AM – 12PM – Community Health Northwest Florida Cantonment Pediatrics 470 S. HWY 29

Friday July 31 from 9AM – 12PM – Brownsville Community Center (parking lot across street) 3200 W. De Soto Street

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