Tracking Coronavirus: Florida health officials report 3,220 new cases and 153 more deaths

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

4:00 p.m. -- FOX 35 is tracking COVID-19 cases across the school districts in Central Florida. See the running list HERE.

2:15 p.m. -- Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida is submitting an application to participate in the Lost Wages Assistance Program, which will give Floridians who have been unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic temporary benefits of $300 per week. Learn more about the program HERE.

1:45 p.m. -- U.S. health officials have sparked a wave of confusion after posting guidelines that coronavirus testing is not necessary for people who have been in close contact with infected people. Read more HERE.

1:30 p.m. -- A new report by Sleep Cycle, a popular mobile app that analyzes users’ sleep patterns, suggests that the COVID-19 outbreak has profoundly impacted sleep and mental health for people worldwide. Details HERE.

1:00 p.m. -- Seminole County officials held a coronavirus briefing.

12:15 p.m. -- Governor Ron DeSantis held a roundtable with theme park leaders at Universal Orlando Resort.

10:45 a.m. -- The Florida Department of Health reported 3,220 new cases and 153 more deaths since Tuesday morning. The statewide case total since the start of the pandemic is now at 608,722, resulting in 10,733 deaths. This is the 11th straight day in a row that cases have been reported under 5,000. However, it also broke a 3-day streak of reporting under 3,000 new cases a day. 


10:07 a.m. -- Gov. Ron DeSantis will hold a roundtable discussion from Universal Orlando at noon on Wednesday to talk about Central Florida theme parks amid the pandemic. 

9:27 a.m. -- The Costa Rica Tourism Board has announced that it will begin allowing some U.S. citizens to visit, but only residents from six states will be allowed.

Beginning Sept. 1, only residents of New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Connecticut may enter the country. 

7:34 a.m. -- Teachers in Volusia County are raising concerns ahead of the school year.

School Board members met Tuesday night to discuss a judge's ruling that would allow schools to decide whether or not to reopen. Read more HERE.

5:43 a.m. -- Some residents in Seminole County can receive up to $5,000 in CARES Act funding. 

Seminole County will open the online application portal for the money on Wednesday at 10 a.m.  Individuals can receive up to $5,000. The money is from the $82 million the county received to address the economic consequences of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Up to $7 million will be given to residents. How to apply HERE.

4:36 a.m. -- More than 700 coronavirus cases have been linked to K-12 schools and higher-education institutions over the course of two weeks as students and employees began returning to campuses across the state, according to a Florida Department of Health report made public Monday, then later deleted. Read more HERE.

4:00 a.m. -- The Florida Department of Health reported 2,673 new cases of COVID-19 and 183 more deaths since Monday morning. The statewide case total since the start of the pandemic is now at 605,502, resulting in 10,580 deaths. This is the 10th straight day in a row that cases have been reported under 5,000. This is also only the fourth time since June 22 that fewer than 3,000 new cases have been tallied in a day.

Florida COVID-19 Interactive Map HERE

Worldwide COVID-19 Interactive Map

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