Volusia: 102 confirmed cases, 1 death*
Flagler: 25 confirmed cases, 1 death*
DISCLAIMER: These numbers are the results of COVID-19 testing reported to the State of Florida, carried out by private labs and the Department of Health. These numbers only reflect cases that are reported by the state, not cases that remain unreported and/or untested.
- (04-03-20 3:00 PM EST) MORE THAN 9,500 CASES IN FLORIDA WITH 163 DEATHS. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen to 9,585. The number of hospital admissions stands at 1,215. There are now 119 cases in Volusia County, while Flagler County is now reporting 27.
- (04-02-20 8:00 PM EST) FLORIDA HITS 9,000, ADDING 1,235 CASES IN 24-HOUR PERIOD. The latest number of reported COVID-19 cases in Volusia County now sits at 102. Flagler now sits at 25. There have been 144 deaths in the state of Florida. 1,167 are currently in the hospital.
- (04-02-20 2:15 PM EST) FLORIDA HITS 8,000, VOLUSIA HITS 100, FLAGLER EXCEEDS 20: The latest number of reported COVID-19 cases in Volusia County now sits at 100. Flagler now sits at 24. In Volusia, 997 tests were administered, with 254 in Flagler. Volusia has 48 male patients and 52 female patients with ages ranging from 17 to 89 with 29 hospitalizations. Flagler has 14 male patients and 10 female patients, ages ranging from 17 to 77 with 4 hospitalizations. A curfew for Daytona Beach goes into effect at 10 p.m. tonight. Two hours after that, the statewide stay-at-home order will begin for Florida.
- (04-01-20 8:30 PM EST) FLORIDA NEARING 8,000 CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES. The number of positive cases jumped by more than 1,000 statewide at 7,773. Cases in Volusia County increased by 13 to 93. There was a 25% increase in Flagler County, where there are now 24 cases.
- (04-01-20 4:10 PM EST) FLORIDA LOCKING DOWN: Under an executive order penned by Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida will officially begin a stay-at-home order beginning at midnight tomorrow night (April 2nd). 858 tests have been issued in Volusia County but the number of active reported cases remains at 80. 217 have been issued in Flagler County but the area also remains unchanged at 20 reported cases. Statewide, out of 67,734 tests, only 6,955 tests (10%) came back positive. Nationwide, 8,413 have reportedly recovered from COVID-19.
- (04-01-20 6:48 AM EST) VOLUSIA HITS 80: Volusia County now has 80 reported cases of COVID-19. Flagler County continues its slow climb towards 20, with 18 cases now reported by the State of Florida. 821 tests have been administered in Volusia, with 203 in Flagler. Volusia has 36 male patients, 43 female patients and 20 hospitalizations. Flagler is split down the middle with 9 male and 9 female patients, with 2 hospitalizations now. Volusia's ages range from 17 to 89, Flagler's from 17 to 77.
- (03-31-20 3:00 PM EST) FLAGLER NEARS 20: There are currently 75 positive cases of COVID-19 in Volusia County, 73 of them being residents, 2 being non-residents. Flagler now has 17 cases, only one non-resident case. Volusia has 34 male patients and 41 female patients with 18 hospitalizations. Flagler has 8 men, 9 women and still 1 hospitalization. Volusia has issued 805 tests, Flagler issued 199.
- (03-31-20 7:18 AM EST) FLORIDA NEARS 6,000, VOLUSIA NEARS 70: Morning reports from the Florida Department of Health show that Volusia County now has 69 confirmed cases, with Flagler County now hitting 15. Volusia has 32 male patients and 37 female patients, with 16 hospitalizations and still 1 death. Flagler has 7 male patients, 8 female patients and still 1 hospitalization.
- (03-30-20 1:30 PM EST) FLORIDA HAS 5,473 CONFIRMED CASES WITH 63 DEATHS. Volusia County is reporting 63 confirmed COVID- 19 cases. Flagler County is holding at 13 cases.
- (03-30-20 7:05 AM EST) VOLUSIA HITS 60, STATE NEARS 5,000: Volusia County has now reached 60 cases across the area. Flagler, however, still remains at 13 with no change. Volusia has 28 male patients and 32 female patients, average age of 50. There are 15 hospitalizations and still 1 death.
- (03-28-20 4:57 PM EST) FIRST DEATH IN VOLUSIA: Volusia now has 44 cases and the first confirmed COVID-19 death in the county. Flagler has increased to 13 cases. Volusia's patients include 18 men and 26 women, average age of 49, which has dropped from 50. Flagler's patients include 7 men and 6 women, average age of 53, no change. Volusia has 11 hospitalizations, Flagler still has only one.
- (03-28-20 9:00 AM EST): The number of confirmed cases in Florida is 3,198 with 503 people hospitalized and 46 deaths being reported. Volusia County had four mores cases overnight, bringing the number to 43. In Flagler County, one new case is being reported, bringing their number to 12.
- (03-27-20 4:07 PM EST): Volusia County climbs to 39 cases, Flagler climbs to 11. Volusia has 15 men and 24 women, average age of 50 with 11 hospitalizations. Flagler has 6 men and 5 women, average age of 52 with 1 hospitalization. Still 0 deaths in both counties.
- (03-26-20 9:11 PM EST): New reports indicate that Volusia is up to 34 cases, and Flagler is up to 8 cases.
- (03-26-20 3:18 PM EST): According to state officials, Volusia and Flagler's cases have ticked up one each, bring them to 29 and 7, respectively. Volusia now has 11 men infected and 18 women infected, with an average age of 50. Flagler now has 4 men and 3 women infected, average age of 53. Volusia has 8 hospitalizations and 0 deaths, Flagler has 1 hospitalization and 0 deaths.
- (03-25-20 7:12 PM EST): The state now reports that Volusia County is up to 28 cases, while Flagler jumps to 6. The average age of those infected in Volusia is 50, with 10 men and 18 women infected. Flagler's average age is 53 with 4 men and 2 women.
- (03-25-20 5:20 PM EST): Public boat ramps in New Smyrna Beach will be closed effective this Friday, March 27. The city will also cancel a number of events. (Click here for the full report)
- *DISCLAIMER: These numbers are the results of COVID-19 testing reported to the State of Florida, carried out by private labs and the Department of Health. These numbers only reflect cases that are reported by the state, not cases that remain unreported and/or untested.
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Per Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- The following mild symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure
- Shortness of breath
- If you develop any of the following emergency warning signs, seek medical attention immediately
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
Click here to visit the CDC's page regarding COVID-19
What should I do if I develop COVID-19/Coronavirus?
- Stay home: People who are mildly ill are able to recover at home. Do not leave, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
- Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you feel worse or you think it is an emergency.
- Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
- Stay away from others: As much as possible, you should stay in a specific “sick room” and away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if available.
- Limit contact with pets & animals: You should restrict contact with pets and other animals, just like you would around other people.
- Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, it is still recommended that people with the virus limit contact with animals
- When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick with COVID-19. If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with them.
How can I prevent myself from catching/spreading COVID-19/Coronavirus?
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Put distance between yourself and other people.
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
- 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.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- (If you are sick) You should wear a facemask when you are around other people and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room.
- ONLY WEAR FACEMASKS WHEN YOU ARE SICK OR IF YOU ARE TENDING TO SOMEONE WHO IS SICK.
- 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, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
How do I know when it's safe to leave self-isolation?
- People with COVID-19 who have stayed home (home isolated) can stop home isolation under the following conditions:
- If you will not have a test to determine if you are still contagious, you can leave home after these three things have happened:
- You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use medicine that reduces fevers)
- other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved)
- at least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared
- If you will be tested to determine if you are still contagious, you can leave home after these three things have happened:
- You no longer have a fever (without the use medicine that reduces fevers)
- other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved)
you received two negative tests in a row, 24 hours apart. Your doctor will follow CDC guidelines.
Is my county issuing a curfew or lockdown?
- Flagler County: Palm Coast is the only city that has issued a voluntary stay-at-home order
- Flagler County Emergency Management is asking residents who are 65 years old or more – and those with pre-existing health conditions – to stay home for 2 weeks following the health advisory issued by the Florida Surgeon General
- Volusia County: No immediate lockdowns or stay-at-home orders have been issued
I feel scared and anxious about COVID-19/Coronavirus. What can I do?
- First of all, remember that feeling anxious or scared about something as big as this is perfectly natural. Take solace in the fact that scientists, doctors and some of the greatest minds in the world are taking care of this situation to the best of their ability. Remember that freaking out is the worst thing anyone could do in a situation like this.
- If you are at home, try to distract yourself with a new hobby, read a book you haven't read before or read one of your favorites.
- Try watching some TV (but take a break from the news channels). Watch a movie or see what's available through on-demand or an online streaming service.
- Stay in contact with friends and family and share what you're feeling, they might feel the same way or they might know of a way to make you feel better.
Where can I go to find statistics on COVID-19/Coronavirus?
Center for Disease Control & Prevention | Cases In U.S.
World Health Organization | Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situation Dashboard
Worldometers | Coronavirus