Local COVID-19 Case Updates – 4/29

April 28 

10 a.m. 

Florida COVID-19 Cases 

Information from Florida Division of Emergency Management 

Total Tested: 357,435

  • Positive: 32,846 (9.2%)
  • Negative: 334,029

Total cases: 32,846 

  • Florida residents: 31,986
  • Non-Florida residents: 860
  • Hospilizations: 5,222
  • Deaths: 1,171

Volusia COVID-19 Cases 

Information from Volusia County Emergency Management 

Total tested: 8,357

  • Total negative: 7,927
  • Total positive: 445 (5.3%)
    • In DeLand, there have been 30 positive cases.

11 a.m

Gov. Ron DeSantis met with President Trump

From Gov. DeSantis’s Facebook page 

  • At 11 a.m yesterday, April 28, Gov. DeSantis met with President Donald Trump at the White House to address and discuss protection protocols and safety measures, the means for an increased amount of testing, assistance for nursing homes, space and accommodation for hospitalization, and the phases for reopening state businesses. These efforts were important to address because stay-at-home orders for Florida expire on Thursday, April 30 and businesses will start opening next Monday, May 4. 


April 29

4:30 p.m. 

Volusia County Emergency Management 

  • At 4:30 p.m today, April 29, Volusia County Government held a press conference addressing updates and actions to protect and ensure security measures and health with COVID-19. Patricia Boswell, administrator of Florida Department of Health (FDOH) in Volusia County, Ed Kelly, Volusia County Council Chair, Dr. Margaret Crossman, M.D, Chief Medical Officer at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, spoke about safety and security measures taken in each of their departments for COVID-19. 

5 p.m. 

From Gov. DeSantis’s Facebook Page

  • At 5 p.m. today, April 29 in Tallahassee, Gov. DeSantis held a press conference to announce the state’s plans to reopen businesses for Phase 1. Restaurants and retail stores can be reopened with a 25% capacity next Monday, May 4. DeSantis also announced that local governments may implement more restrictive policies than the state. 
    • Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties are excluded from reopening because these counties have been impacted the most. 


5:47 p.m. 

Wesh 2, News Station 

  • Florida total cases: 33,193
    • This is an increase of 347 cases from 10 a.m. yesterday, April, 28. 
  • There have been 1,371 cases in Orange County and 448 cases in Volusia County
    • In Volusia County since 10 a.m yesterday, April 28, there have been three additional cases. 
  • Florida total deaths: 1,218
    • This is an increase of 47 deaths from 10 a.m. yesterday, April 28.