JACKSONVILLE, Fla. With 19,516 cases reported in the past week, Florida’s daily average of new coronavirus cases in October is rising slowly. One week ago, the state averaged 2,500 cases a day. Now the average is 2,620 cases per day for the first 16 days of October.
Florida added 3,449 cases to Friday’s state Department of Health data. If we do not count an issue over the weekend that led to two days of data being reported Sunday marking the third time in nine days, the state has reported more than 3,300 cases in a single day.
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Florida has now reported 16,030 COVID-19 deaths among residents and non-residents since the pandemic began, adding 98 more in Friday’s data.
Duval County 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 have been rising daily since June 1st
Friday’s data showed an additional 30,193 people tested, bringing the total number of tests performed in the state to 5.68 million.
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The state and several local counties found that their positivity levels crossed below the 5% market, which researchers say is the threshold for the spread of society. Florida’s rate was 4.38%. Duval (4.08%), St. The counties of Johns (4.41%), Clay (4.20%), Nassau (4.06%), Putnam (2.66%) and Bradford (2.75%) were all below 5% on Thursday, according to Friday’s report.
Friday’s data comes as early personal voting is set to begin Monday in 52 counties across the state, including most Northeast Florida counties.
About 15% of eligible Florida voters have already voted. Letter to the 2020 election.
For information on where and when you can vote early in Florida, click here.
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