7/30/2021 5:51 p.m. EST
The Florida Department of Health has ceased its daily COVID-19 reporting and has instead moved to a weekly update. FDOH reported 110,477 new cases on Friday that occurred during the past week, bringing the state’s overall total to 2,590,699 cases since the virus was first detected. That is an average of 15,782 new infections reported per day.
Florida reported 108 new virus-related deaths Friday from the past week, bringing the death toll to 39,079.
FDOH reports 10,046,576 people are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. These individuals either received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine or completed a two-shot series.
Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings signed an executive order Wednesday declaring a local state of emergency, urging residents and visitors to wear a mask in indoor spaces as well as issuing an internal audit requiring county employees to be vaccinated by Sept. 30.
Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings signed an executive order Wednesday declaring a local state of emergency, urging residents and visitors to wear a mask in indoor spaces.
Health care status
AdventHealth, Central Florida’s largest hospital chain, has once again elevated its emergency status due to rising COVID-19 patients, health care officials announced Monday. The latest hospital data for Florida can be found here. As of July 24, there are 6,761 COVID-19 patients in Florida.
Leaders in Central Florida schools are updating their COVID-19 policies as students and teachers prepare to return to the classroom. You can find the latest on your student’s district at ClickOrlando.com/backtoschool.
Businesses & facilities
Publix is ordering its employees to return to wearing masks inside its stores regardless of their vaccination status.
Seniors needing a ride to their vaccine appointment in Orange County can ride for free with Lynx.
How to help
If you’d like to help those in need during the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a list of groups to which you can donate.