Tracking Coronavirus: 2,016 new cases reported by Florida health officials in last 24 hours
ORLANDO, Fla. - Below is a log of the day's events as it relates to the global coronavirus pandemic.
3:00 p.m. -- A Walmart store is reimagining the shopping experience during the coronavirus pandemic by using self-checkout counters only, in lieu of cashiers. Find out where this is happening HERE.
1:30 p.m. -- Months into the outbreak, no one really knows how well many of the screening tests work, and experts at top medical centers say it is time to do the studies to find out. Details on the research HERE.
1:00 p.m. -- Orange County has cut down on the number of documents needed to apply for the CARES $1,000 stimulus checks. Residents can try to apply for the money again on Monday morning. The County says more staff will be on hand to help applicants. Details on what you need and where you can apply HERE.
11:00 a.m. -- The latest numbers from the Florida Department of Health show that there have been 75,568 cases of coronavirus statewide, resulting in 2,931 deaths. That is an additional 2,016 cases and six deaths since Saturday morning.
9:00 a.m. -- China, South Korea, Egypt, and the United States are showing increases in infections. For example, China reported its highest daily total of new coronavirus cases in two months on Sunday, infections in South Korea also rose, Egypt reported its biggest daily increase on Saturday, and infections are rising as well in some states across America. More details HERE.
Below is an interactive Florida Department of Health dashboard, showing a county-by-county breakdown of positive COVID-19 cases statewide.
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Phase two of Florida's reopening began on Friday. The following changes are in effect:
- Restaurants can now allow bar-top seating with appropriate social distancing.
- Bars and pubs can now operate with 50 percent capacity indoors and full capacity outside as long as appropriate social distancing is followed. Only seated patrons can receive service.
- Retail stores can now operate at full capacity with responsible social distancing and sanitization protocols.
- Gyms can now operate at full capacity as well with appropriate social distancing and frequent sanitization.
- Entertainment businesses, like movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys and arcades, can operate at 50 percent with appropriate social distancing and sanitization protocols.
- Personal services businesses, including but not limited to tattoo parlors, acupuncture establishments, tanning salons, and massage establishments, may operate with guidance from the Florida Department of Health.
- Pari-mutuel betting facilities can submit a request to reopen to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The request must include an endorsement from their county mayor or county administrator if there is no mayor.
Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach -- which are the counties that got hit the heaviest by coronavirus in Florida -- will remain in phase one for the time being. When ready, they can seek approval from their county mayor or county administrator to enter phase two.
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Coronavirus can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, including when an individual coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land on objects and surfaces. Others can then contract the virus by touching these objects or surfaces, then their eyes, nose or mouth.
As stated before, symptoms of the coronavirus include fever, cough and shortness of breath. They may show in as few as two days or as many as 14 days following exposure, the Florida Department of Health says. Most people recover from COVID-19 without special treatment, but the elderly and those with underlying medical problems are more likely to develop serious illness.
If you display coronavirus symptoms, you should contact a local health organization and make them aware of your condition prior to arrival while also following specific instructions or guidelines they may have.
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If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 and let them know if you have been infected or believe that you may be. If you are infected, a medical professional or another authority will likely advise that you remain isolated while sick. This includes staying at home and not going into public places or large events.
Please visit the Department’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage for information and guidance regarding COVID-19 in Florida.
For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the Department’s dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling 1-(866) 779-6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours a day. Inquiries may also be emailed to COVIDemail@example.com.
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Globally, there have been over 7.8 million COVID-19 cases, resulting in over 430,000 deaths, according to John Hopkins University.
Below is an interactive John Hopkins University dashboard, showing a country-by-country breakdown of positive COVID-19 cases across the world.
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