Tracking Coronavirus: Florida cases rise by over 1,750 in the last 24 hours, health officials report

Below is a log of the day's events as it relates to the global coronavirus pandemic.

2:00 p.m. -- Aunt Catfish's on the River, a seafood restaurant in Port Orange, announced on Monday that they are closing down for at least four days after an employee tested positive for coronavirus. Read more HERE.

1:30 p.m. -- Florida businesses, including restaurants, are not required to report if its employees test positive for coronavirus and they do not have to shut down either. More details on what officials said HERE.

1:30 p.m. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rescinded its emergency use authorization of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients. Details on why HERE.

1:00 p.m. -- Eleven percent of African Americans say they were close with someone who has died compared with 5 percent of Americans overall and 4 percent of white Americans. More details on this study HERE.

12:30 p.m. -- 24 Hour Fitness, a national gym chain, has filed for bankruptcy after the coronavirus pandemic forced the company to close down locations across the country. Details on closed locations HERE.

12:00 p.m. -- Ezekiel Elliott is one of several Dallas Cowboys players who have tested positive for COVID-19, his agent said Monday. More details HERE.

11:00 a.m. -- Stocks are falling again Monday on fears that new waves of coronavirus infections could derail the swift economic recovery that Wall Street was sure was on the way. More details HERE.

10:45 a.m. -- The latest numbers from the Florida Department of Health show that there have been 77,326 cases of coronavirus statewide, resulting in 2,938 deaths. That is an additional 1,758 cases and seven deaths since Sunday morning.


9:00 a.m. -- Orange County will open a free testing site at Barnett Park on Monday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. It will operate daily through Thursday.

8:00 a.m. -- Orange County will reopen the application portal for residents to apply for $1,000 stimulus checks on Monday. The portal will open at 8 a.m. and 25,000 users will be allowed to access the website and submit their documentation. For where and how to apply, click HERE.

7:00 a.m. -- Health experts are concerned as President Donald Trump plans to rally his supporters next Saturday for the first time since most of the country was shuttered by the coronavirus. The rally will be held in a 19,000-seat indoor arena that has canceled all other events through the end of July. More on their concerns HERE.

Below is an interactive Florida Department of Health dashboard, showing a county-by-county breakdown of positive COVID-19 cases statewide.

If you are having trouble seeing the map or using it (especially on a mobile device), click here to load in a new window.

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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.

RELATED: When will Florida enter phase 3 and what will it include?

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.

RELATED: Accuracy still unknown for many coronavirus tests rushed out

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

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Globally, there have been over 7.9 million COVID-19 cases, resulting in over 433,000 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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