Jacksonville breaks 16,000 coronavirus cases, First Coast exceeds 22K

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Jacksonville records the second straight day of falling positive coronavirus test rates.

The First Coast broke the 22,000 mark for coronavirus cases while Jacksonville broke 16,000 total cases, according to the Florida Department of Health data released Sunday.

Jacksonville added 643 new cases of COVID-19 at the end of the day Saturday for a total of 16,546, up over Friday’s figure of 15,903. Duval County was also the only First Coast county to add a fatality due to the illness for 160 total. Jacksonville also increased the number of people hospitalized by 14 to a total of 496 Saturday.

One source of good news for Jacksonville’s coronavirus impacts was in the positivity test rate. Saturday’s positive test rate was 8.5%, the second straight day of a decrease, and the second straight day that rate was below 10%. Before Friday’s test rate of 9.7%, Jacksonville had not had a positive test rate below 10% in July.

In other areas of the five-county First Coast region, St. Johns County recorded 105 new COVID-19 infections Saturday for a total of 2,431 cases. There were no new fatalities, holding study at 16 and 124 total hospitalizations.

Clay County added 103 new coronavirus cases Saturday for a total of 2,083 while adding five new hospitalizations for a total of 149. There were no further deaths attributed to the illness in Clay as the county held steady at 42.

Nassau County added 63 new cases for a total of 745, no new fatalities, and two new hospitalizations for a total of 41.

Baker County added 12 new cases for a total of 232 and showed no changes in other data.

Across the Northeast Florida region, there are now 22,037 cases of coronavirus, up by 926 compared to Friday’s figure of 21,111. A total of 160 people have died from the infection, and 834 have been hospitalized.

Across Florida, COVID-19 has infected 350,047 people, with 4,982 people dead and 20,971 hospitalized.

Drew Dixon

Drew Dixon is a journalist of 40 years who has reported in print and broadcast throughout Florida, starting in Ohio in the 1980s. He is also an adjunct professor of philosophy and ethics at three colleges, Jacksonville University, University of North Florida and Florida State College at Jacksonville. You can reach him at [email protected]


6 comments

  • S.B. Anthony

    July 19, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    Come on down, Republicons. Have a “be best” convention!

  • Sonja Fitch

    July 19, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    16000 omg!

  • Laura T

    July 19, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Why does this graphic look so proudly celebratory? Like Duuuvall has bigly numbers so we must be winning? Smh

  • Margu ustin

    July 19, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    Drew your article is showing huge huge cases being icu hospitalized and deaths are huge compared daily to 4 weeks ago.

    You ARE NOT UNDERSTANDING AND SEEING AS YOU REPORT ALARMING HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS SURGING THAT THE SO CALLED POSITIVITY IS LOWER.THAT CONTRADICTS THE HOSPITALIZATIONS FULL ICU BEDS LOW SUPPLIES OUT OF MED’S NEEDED AND DRASTIC OUT OF CONTROL REALLY TRUE CATASTROPHE HAPPENING IN FLORIDA.

    9000 CASES POSITIVE NOW OVER 12000 AND HUGE RECORD DAILY HOSPITALIZATIONS PROVE THAT IT’S SICK PEOPLE ADMITTED ICU BEDS FULL AND NOT YOUNG PEOPLE not going hospital. They are. And dying too.

    Stop staying ANYTHING IS GOOD NEWS.LOOK AT WEEKS up up up hospitalizationg abdominal earth’s drew.more testing is more positive but they just go hospital get counted anyway if can’t get test so trump,de santis lying it makes difference.

    DE SANTIS LIAR.IF MOST cases are ANTIBODY TESTS WHY end june and July overwhelming filling icu beds hospitals and deaths overy 700 week when april 113 a week???

    Because what’s still open caused this surge out of control and since he’s not doing anything or even trying mandate masks out of arrorgant know it all
    Attitude and changing nothing at all that caused it to start then it’s dooming florida fast.

    Memorial vacation goers did not do this.de santis did. He just does not care abt us just himself.local leaders cant mandate has come from serious governor alerting we are in deep trouble mandate masks close all the restaurants with bars that turned into full barsenal statewide.

    Treasure coast was 4 cases in early june.now pushing 2000 no idiots here.port st lucie skyrocketing surge last 3 weeks.
    De santis letting whOle state spread with virus as majority of all counties going up up up in icu beds. Smaller cities don’t even have any. It’s terrifying.
    Get your head on do the math.stop saying good newshape as conned by cunning de santis is corrupt trick.trump is insane actually believes there’s no virus. De santis worse is cunning and conning you alright this rate crap he manipulates.Hospitalizations deaths get it that’s the issues,

    Florida is domed because millions would wear masks if state order enforced or not.dictator de santis said wouldnt.didn’t even try it. Arrorgant. Millions would if state law but because he keeps pretending it’s better downplaying it for personal gain people don’t take it seriously because our inhumane governor doesnt,period,he needs to resign. his arrorgant ego deadly attitude is killing everything in florida.

    THAT POSITIVITY RATE IS MEANINGLESS DREW. STOP LETTING DE SANTIS CONSTANTLY YOU AND THEN YOU THE PUBLIC.
    HE HAS STAFF CONTROL HOW MANY TESTS WHERE WHEN DAILY AND FREQUENTLY WILL CLOSE SITES EVEN TO MANIPULATE THIS MEANINGLESS POSITIVITY RATE HE CAME UP WITH.ITS A CON.
    HERE’S HOW HE CONTROLS IT.
    ONE DAY HE DOES 40000 TESTS with 9000 positive THEN TAKES THE PERCENT OF THE TESTS WHICH IS 22.5 PERCENT POSITIVITY RATE.
    NEXT DAY HE ALLOWS 50000 TESTS 9000 TEST POSITIVE HE TAKES A PERCENT OF positive tests is 18 %.

    SO HE MANIPULATED TOTAL DAILY TESTS DONE SO COULD SAY RATE DECLINING. PURE MEANINGLESS CON.

    HE’S BEEN HAVING THESE ALLOWED NUMBER DAILY TESTS TO DO THIS SINCE APRIL.IT’S PURE DEADLY EVIL MISLEADING.

  • MaryJo Calhan

    July 20, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    I’m not even going to go into all the # you misrepresented in your article ….. read above – won’t read you again. You almost doubled # of deaths in Duval – 98 is bad enough but to scare people you said 160 . Shame on you- I guess your part of “fake news” such a shame👎🏻

  • MaryJo Calhan

    July 20, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    I’m not even going to go into all the # you misrepresented in your article ….. won’t read you again. You almost doubled # of deaths in Duval – 98 is bad enough but to scare people you said 160 . Shame on you- I guess your part of “fake news” such a shame👎🏻

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