Local COVID-19 Case Updates – 5/19

May 16, 12:49 p.m. 


Monday, May 18

12:02 p.m. 

Information from Gov. Ron DeSantis’s Facebook Page 

From the original counties, every county except for Palm Beach, Broward, & Miami-Dade, that followed Phase One: 

  • There were approximately 23,000 test results 
  • 402 new cases (1.75% tested positive)

2 p.m. 

Live Recording from Volusia County Emergency Management 

  • At 2 p.m. on Monday, May 18 at the Emergency Operation Center, there was a press conference with updates on beaches in Volusia County potentially opening and security measures for the hurricane season, such as having an emergency back up plan and preparing for heavy storms ahead of time. During this press conference, the changes issued on May 15 at 10:55 a.m by Gov. Ron DeSantis within Executive Order 20-123 on the full Phase One recovery were outlined.

Volusia County Cases as of 2 p.m. Monday, May 18

  • Total cases: 605
  • Hospitalized: 121 (20% of total cases)
  • Deaths: 30
    • 18 deaths were associated with long-term care facilities

2:33 p.m.

Video from Gov.Ron DeSantis’s Facebook Page

Information from Florida Government 

  • To support the statewide reopening of Florida’s economy and enhance commute on highways, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Department of Transportation constructed five new flyover ramps on Interstate-4 and State Road 408 to lessen traffic. In Orlando, at 2:33 p.m.on Monday, May 18, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the completion of these ramps. 

4 p.m. 

Live Recording from Orange County, Florida Government 

  • There was a press conference held on Monday, May 18 to discuss the reopening of businesses such as gyms and restaurants in Orange County and testing sites. 
  • For Orange County Residents, Riverside Elementary School and MidFlorida Teach are offering free testing by appointment only. Free bags of PPE will also be distributed at these testing sites. 


Tuesday, May 19

Florida cases

10:31 a.m.

Data from Florida HealthCOVID19.com 

  • Total tested in Florida: 681,314
    • Tested positive: 46,944 (6.89% of total cases tested positive)
    • Tested negative: 634,370
  • Total cases in Florida: 46,944
    • Residents: 45,684 
    • Non-residents: 1,260
  • Total Deaths in Florida: 2,052


Central Florida Cases

5:40 p.m.

Data from Wesh 2, News Station

Orange County

  • Cases: 1,699 
  • Deaths: 38

Volusia County

  • Cases: 629
  • Deaths: 30