JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – With one other 9,085 instances of COVID-19 reported Thursday by the Flordia Division of Well being, the day by day common for the week has risen above 7,200 — a gradual improve for the reason that begin of October when day by day instances averaged about 2,250 however nonetheless decrease than Florida’s peak in late July.
Duval County noticed 440 extra instances within the final 24 hours and Clay County had 100 — essentially the most in someday since Sept. 12.
Since March 1, FDOH studies 914,333 individuals in Florida have examined constructive for coronavirus.
Florida and Jacksonville day by day COVID-19 instances since June 1
The state additionally reported one other 81 deaths, bringing the variety of residents or others who’ve died with coronavirus within the state since March to 18,030. A kind of deaths was in Jacksonville, one every in St. Johns County and Columbia counties and 4 in Union County.
The seven-day common of reported deaths is about 62, up from 54 every week earlier. That compares to a peak of 185 in early August.
Hospitalizations have gone from between 2000 and a couple of,200 for many of October to greater than 3,500 on Thursday, in accordance with a state on-line census of hospitals.
The p.c of constructive coronavirus exams are additionally working effectively larger than it was a month in the past when averages each statewide and within the Jacksonville metro space counties had dropped to close 5%. Within the final week, the positivity charges have been persistently larger and each the state and Duval County price Wednesday was shut to eight%.
On Wednesday, 5 Florida mayors mentioned they have been extraordinarily involved in regards to the rising variety of coronavirus instances within the state and begged Gov. Ron DeSantis to vary his strategy to the virus in hopes of slowing the unfold.
Regardless of a mid-autumn climb in COVID-19 instances and hospitalizations, the governor has resisted a return to statewide restrictions in place earlier within the 12 months.
“What Florida is doing right now isn’t working,’’ said Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber Wednesday during a sharply worded news conference on Zoom. “We’re failing pretty horribly … Positive cases are rising steeply and it’s spreading everywhere. We don’t believe it’s going to change unless we do something different.”
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