Flagler and Volusia see spikes in COVID-19 positivity rates.
The state of Florida has reported spikes in COVID-19 cases as well as positivity rates in recent weeks. Flagler and Volusia counties are no exception.
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
Another 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 says: "Cloth face coverings may slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others."
Here's the latest:
"CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States. We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms. In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission."