Florida COVID-19 Case Updates – 7/1

June 28, 2:48 p.m. 

Live Recording from Gov. Ron DeSantis

During a press conference regarding COVID-19 in Pensacola, Gov. DeSantis provided an update on information and demographics pertaining to COVID-19.

  • With recent rapid and dramatic increases, it is important to consider the positivity rate among cases. 
  • For every case that is detected through positive testing, there are probably ten other infections. 
  • As there are more tests administered, it is expected that there will be more cases that contribute to the positivity rate. 
  • Within the last ten days, there were more tests administered than ever before. 
  • Within the last ten days, statewide, there has been a large increase in testing among younger age groups, particularly among the 18-44 age groups. 
    • With recent social interactions, and government and business reopenings, the 25-34 age group is currently the leading age group for testing positive.
    • Among the 25-34 age group, the likelihood of severe illness is low, but the rapid increase in cases should not be ignored. 
  • Gov. DeSantis is asking for closed spaces, crowded places, and close-contact settings to be avoided in order to limit large rates of exposure. 
  • Gov. DeSantis brought up the importance of continuing to follow social guidelines, wearing masks, and washing hands to prevent the exposure and spread. 


July 1, 9:25 a.m. 

Information from The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Nikki Ross 

Data from The Florida Department of Health (FDOH)

Total tests in Florida: 1,981,915

Total cases in Florida: 158,997 (There is an 8.02% positivity rate.)

There was a daily increase of 6,563 cases from Florida residents June 29 to June 30 in Florida. 

  • Florida residents: 156,288
  • Non-Florida residents: 2,709

Total hospitalizations in Florida: 14,825

Total deaths in Florida: 3,605

According to the FDOH, there were 8 new reported deaths reported this morning.

Of the total cases in Florida: