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Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 14 hours ago

COVID-19 report: Flagler, Volusia and beyond

Daily positivity rates in Volusia and Flagler have ranged from 3.6% to 11.8% over the past week.

COVID-19 rates in Flagler and Volusia counties are higher than a month ago, but ER visits for COVID-19 symptoms are trending downward.

The Florida Department of Health provides county-by-county updates daily here.

Flagler County cases and positivity rate

Volusia County cases and positivity rate

Florida cases and positivity rate

A key indicator being tracked by the state is the number of patients being admitted to emergency departments at hospitals, with COVID-19-like symptoms. Here are the latest trend lines reported by the DOH:

Flagler emergency visits with COVID symptoms

Volusia emergency visits with COVID symptoms

Florida emergency visits with COVID symptoms

The Centers from Disease Control updated its mask recommendations on Aug. 7 to say the following:

  • CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • Masks may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.
  • Masks are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings.
  • Masks should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • Masks with exhalation valves or vents should NOT be worn to help prevent the person wearing the mask from spreading COVID-19 to others (source control).

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