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Jacksonville’s daily coronavirus caseload continues to slow

Jacksonville’s cases went up Tuesday, but are still down overall.

Jacksonville continued its recent slowdown in new coronavirus cases, according to Florida Department of Health data released Wednesday.

Jacksonville recorded 260 new cases of COVID-19 between Tuesday morning and Wednesday morning. It’s an uptick from Monday’s 137 new cases, which was the lowest single-day increase since mid-June.

But Tuesday’s numbers are still about half the daily additions recorded last week. There were 507 new infections June 24. There have been few days since June when new cases fell below 400.

Jacksonville now has a total of 20,398 coronavirus cases. The city added three new COVID-19 deaths for a total of 231. Twelve new hospitalizations were added Tuesday for a total of 608.

Elsewhere in the five-county First Coast region, St. Johns County added 85 cases Tuesday for a total of 3,136. The county confirmed one new death for a total of 23 and there were five new hospitalizations for a total of 161.

Clay County added 82 new cases Tuesday. The county now has a total of 2,697 recorded infections. Clay also added five new hospitalizations for a total of 180. No new deaths were recorded in Clay, holding steady at 47.

Nassau County now has 1,009 total infections, an increase of 23 new cases over Monday. There were no new fatalities recorded in Nassau, holding steady at eight. There were two new hospitalizations for a sum of 58.

Baker County added seven new cases of coronavirus Tuesday for a total of 329. Baker posted no new fatalities or hospitalizations, remaining stable at four and 25 respectively.

Across the First Coast, there are now 27,569 total cases, which is an increase of 457 over Monday. Another 231 people have died from the affliction in Northeast Florida and 608 people have been hospitalized.

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Editor’s note on methodology: The Florida Department of Health releases new data every morning around 10:45 a.m. The total number reported in those daily reports include the previous day’s totals as well as the most up to date data as of about 9:30 a.m.

Florida Politics uses the report-over-report increase to document the number of new cases each day because it represents the most up-to-date data available. Some of the more specific data, including positivity rates and demographics, considers a different data set that includes only cases reported the previous day.

This is important to note because the DOH report lists different daily totals than our methodology to show day-over-day trends. Their numbers do not include non-residents who tested positive in the state and they only include single-day data, therefore some data in the DOH report may appear lower than what we report.

Our methodology was established based on careful consideration among our editorial staff to capture both the most recent and accurate trends.

Written By

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 drewdixonwriting@gmail.com.

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  1. Sonja Fitch

    July 30, 2020 at 10:13 am

    Til we flatten 14 days no school! But on something else! Why looting Lenny do you let that damn traitor trump use you? Is he the pimp and you do the work? All that ruckus over RNC and the goptrump cult sociopath racist sexist liar trump did exactly what I said he would do! Leave you looting lenny hold the bag and never showing up in Jacksonville! Thank you Sheriff Williams! Laughing at you looting lenny!

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