Florida COVID-19 Case Updates – 7/3

July 2, 3:39 p.m.

Live recording from Fox 13 News Station 

Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference regarding COVID-19 at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa with Vice President Mike Pence. Gov. DeSantis and Vice President Pence provided an update on Florida’s response to COVID-19 and demographics pertaining to COVID-19.

  • Vice President Pence recommended the younger age groups—especially the 20-35 age group with fewer risks of contracting COVID-19—to protect the most vulnerable age groups by preceding to prevent exposure with following preventive measures. 
  • Gov. DeSantis reminded us to maintain social distancing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and avoid close spaces and close contact to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in order to ensure safety, especially during the summer. 
    • The closer the contact, the more risky the chances of exposure are. 
  • Vice President Pence reminded us to maintain guidelines from the CDC, such as washing hands for 20 seconds and wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Vice President Pence announced that there is an abundant and supplemental amount of hospital beds and ventilators, as well as PPE within Florida. 
  • To treat individuals that are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, Vice President Pence announced that therapeutics and medications are being distributed to hospitals and long-term care facilities.
  • There continues to be an increased rate of testing and a high amount of daily cases. 
  • There continues to be an increase in asymptomatic cases due to being in close proximity. 


July 3, 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: 2,083,056 

Total cases in Florida: 178,594 (There is an 8.6% positivity rate.)

From July 1 to July 2, there was a daily increase of 9478 cases from Florida residents.

Record: There were 10,109 reported cases from July 1 to July 2 in Florida.

  • Florida residents: 175,718
  • Non-Florida residents: 2,876

Total hospitalizations in Florida: 15,491

Total deaths in Florida: 3,785

Of the total cases in Florida:

  • 6,957 cases were announced in March.
  • 27,921 cases were announced in April.
  • 21,647 cases were announced in May.
  • 102,005 cases were announced in June. 
  • So far, 19,597 cases have been announced in July.