Coronavirus cases and fatalities in Florida
A regularly-updated map of confirmed COVID-19 cases, borough by borough.
The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the true number of COVID-19 cases is higher as many cases are asymptomatic.
New COVID-19 cases and fatalities per day in Florida
This is a good indicator of “flattening the curve” — when there is a steady decreasing trend, it is an indicator that the spread of the disease is slowing down.
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Cases, updates, and charts on the coronavirus crisis for each US state and territory. Just follow the links below.
How do I prevent and prepare for COVID-19?
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus (and avoid exposing other people). Here’s how:
Practice social distancing
If you are around other people, keep 6 feet between you when possible. Avoid hugs, handshakes, large gatherings and close quarters.
Why? The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. When someone coughs or sneezes, they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth, which may contain the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the coronavirus if the person coughing has the disease.
Clean your hands often
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Clean your hands especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth.
Cover coughs and sneezes
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash.
Why? Droplets spread the virus. By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
Clean and disinfect “high-touch” surfaces
Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
If surfaces are dirty, first clean with detergent or soap and water, and then disinfect. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants, diluted household bleach solutions, and alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol will work. See how to make a bleach solution if disinfectants are not available.
Watch for symptoms
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
- Shortness of breath
Why are we seeing a rise in cases?
The number of cases of COVID-19 being reported in the United States is rising due to increased laboratory testing and reporting across the country. The growing number of cases in part reflects the rapid spread of COVID-19 as many U.S. states and territories experience community spread. More detailed and accurate data will allow us to better understand and track the size and scope of the outbreak and strengthen prevention and response efforts.
Due to widespread transmission in California, CDC recommends expanded and laser focused community mitigation activities to help slow the spread of respiratory virus infections including the novel coronavirus SARS-C0V-2, the cause of the disease COVID-19.
These approaches are used to minimize morbidity and mortality of COVID-19 as well as to minimize the social and economic impacts of COVID-19. Individuals, communities, businesses, and healthcare organizations are all part of a community mitigation strategy.
The focus is on protecting the health care system with expected rise in cases by slowing the spread within the community and focused on protecting the vulnerable members of the community.
Coronavirus in Florida News:
- June 4, 2020Deputy smashes driver’s window at George Floyd protest; agency says orders ignored
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has said it is reviewing a traffic stop near one of George Floyd protests Wednesday where a deputy shattered the window of a woman’s car during a stop her a traffic …
- June 4, 2020Rain doesn’t stop protesters from gathering in downtown Orlando today
About 100 people gathered amid a drizzle at Orlando City Hall on Thursday as a protest got underway just after 4 p.m., the sixth day of demonstrations in downtown Orlando in support of black lives mat …
- June 4, 2020Disney World to bring back thousands of workers in next few weeks, union leader says
Disney hasn’t revealed which attractions will be open again inside the theme parks next month. “What we do know is there’s going to be massive need for attractions workers across property,” a union le …
- June 4, 2020Tropical Storm Cristobal now a depression, dumps massive rainfall before projected turn toward U.S.
A day after creeping inland, a nearly stationary Tropical Storm Cristobal turned back into a depression as it continues to unleash torrential rain on parts of Mexico and Central America before forecas …
- June 4, 2020George Floyd protests: 14 arrests after new earlier curfew for downtown Orlando, police say
Police said 14 people were arrested after the 8 p.m. curfew in downtown Orlando on Wednesday night, the first night after officials moved the curfew two hours earlier for the city’s core.
- June 4, 2020Central Florida coronavirus cases county-by-county
A county-by-county look at positive coronavirus cases including Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Volusia, Brevard, Polk and Sumter counties.
- June 4, 2020Man threatened to ‘blow up’ Sanford police station on Facebook, cops say
A 20-year-old man’s Facebook post this week threatening to “blow up” the Sanford Police Department and kill police officers led to his arrest on felony charges one day later, according to court record …
- June 4, 2020Florida’s reported coronavirus cases jump 1,419 in biggest daily increase yet
The number of Florida coronavirus cases surpassed 60,000 Thursday as the health department logged 1,419 new cases, the largest single-day increase in reported cases on record.
- June 4, 2020Two Central Florida teens charged with shooting frozen paint balls at people
Two Central Florida teens were arrested and accused of driving around and shooting people with frozen paint balls.
- June 4, 2020Protest, walk planned in Lake over George Floyd killing
Another protest and a unity walk are planned this week in Lake County in the wake of George Floyd’s killing.