Florida COVID-19 Case Updates – 5/30

BFriday, May 29 

12:15 p.m. 

Live video from Gov. Ron DeSantis’s Facebook Page

  • During a press conference held at a Home Depot at Boca Raton, Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke about Florida’s increase in testing, the importance of more accessible testing sites through the state, including at Home Depot and Publix, and the importance of accessible testing for long-term care facilities to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Gov. DeSantis also promoted the importance of wearing personal protective equipment, especially in long-term care facilities, and to maintain social distancing. 
  • Gov. DeSantis also spoke about preparation for the hurricane season, which begins Monday, June 1st, and will last until Nov. 30. To prepare, Florida will hold a hurricane preparedness tax-free holiday — which started May 29 and lasts until Thursday, June 4 — during which supplies for hurricane preparation will be tax-free.
    • Home Depot stores statewide are preparing for hurricane season by stocking equipment and supplies and partnering with the American Heart Association for potential hurricane relief and preliminary preparation. 

2:54 p.m. 

Information from Orange County Mayor Jerry L.Demings’s Facebook Page 

  • Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings announced that the reopening plans for both Walt Disney World Resort and SeaWorld have been approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (FDBPR). 

3:51 p.m. 

Information from Orlando Weekly, Caroline Silva 

  • The reopening plans for both Walt Disney World Resort and SeaWorld have received executive approval from Gov. DeSantis.

6:45 p.m. 

Information from: The Daytona News-Journal, Eileen Kaffiro-Kean 

  • Daytona Beach City Hall is reopening the morning of Monday, June 1. 
    • Permits & Licensing and Utility Billing, located in City Hall, are allowing for walk-ins, but every other department will only be available by appointment. 


Saturday, May 30 

4:31 p.m. 

Data from: The Florida Department of Health 

Information from: The Daytona News-Journal, Nikki Ross 

  • There were a total of 927 new cases and 24 new deaths today in Florida. 

Total tests in Florida: 995,886

Total cases in Florida: 55,424

  • Florida Non-Residents: 54,039
  • Florida Residents: 1,395

Total hospitalizations: 9,982

Total deaths: 2,447