Tracking Coronavirus: Florida reports 15,300 new COVID-19 cases, shatters single-day increase record

Below is a log of the day's events as it relates to the global coronavirus pandemic.

6 p.m. -- The CEO of AdventHealth predicts the state will see a peak of hospitalizations later this month if people follow the Centers for Disease Control's guidelines.

In an interview with Face the Nation Sunday morning, CEO and President of AdventHealth Terry Shaw said he expects to see a peak in COVID-19 hospitalizations this month. READ MORE.

4:30 p.m. -- Florida set a new national record for the largest daily increase in coronavirus cases in the United States on Sunday, while infections continue to spike around the world. READ MORE.

12:30 p.m. -- A long-expected upturn in U.S. coronavirus deaths has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West, according to data on the pandemic. More about the COVID-19 death toll in the United States HERE.

11:15 a.m. -- The Florida Department of Health reported that there have been 269,811 cases of coronavirus statewide, resulting in 4,242 deaths. That is an increase in 15,300 cases and 45 deaths since the numbers reported on Saturday morning.

That is the highest single-day increase of cases yet. The previous record was on July 3, with an increase of 11,458 new cases.

In the last seven days, there have been 69,700 new cases and 511 deaths, according to health official data. A month ago, fewer than 5 percent of tests came up positive on a daily average. Over the past week, the daily average exceeded 19 percent.

9:30 a.m. -- Officials shut down two Florida strip clubs, including one in Orlando, as part of a statewide crackdown on violators of an emergency order that forced bars to close in the face of rising coronavirus cases. Find out which ones HERE.

9 a.m. -- Florida’s coronavirus death rate rose again Saturday, setting a one-week record of nearly 500 fatalities that is about 80 more that the previous seven-day high set in early May. Three weeks ago, Florida’s seven-day average for deaths stood at 30 before it began creeping up and then exploded in recent days, as a record 120 deaths were reported Thursday and another 92 on Friday. More on the death toll in Florida HERE.

7:30 a.m. -- Orange County will have free coronavirus testing available at Barnett Park between July 13th through 17th and then once again between July 20th through 24th. Testing will run between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and appointments are required. 


7 a.m. -- The Florida Department of Health on Saturday reported another 10,360 coronavirus cases since Friday. The statewide total is now at 254,511. The death toll has risen to 4,197 after reporting an additional 95 deaths. 

RELATED: Interactive map of COVID-19 cases across Florida 

Phase two of Florida's reopening is ongoing. The following is in effect:

  • Restaurants can now allow bar-top seating with appropriate social distancing.
  • Bars and pubs were originally able to operate with 50 percent capacity indoors and full capacity outside as long as appropriate social distancing is followed. However, the state has put a temporary ban on liquor sales at bars as COVID-19 cases surge, forcing many bars to close.
  • Retail stores can now operate at full capacity with responsible social distancing and sanitization protocols.
  • Gyms can now operate at full capacity as well with appropriate social distancing and frequent sanitization. 
  • Entertainment businesses, like movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys and arcades, can operate at 50 percent with appropriate social distancing and sanitization protocols. 
  • Personal services businesses, including but not limited to tattoo parlors, acupuncture establishments, tanning salons, and massage establishments, may operate with guidance from the Florida Department of Health.
  • Pari-mutuel betting facilities can submit a request to reopen to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The request must include an endorsement from their county mayor or county administrator if there is no mayor.

Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach -- which are the counties that got hit the heaviest by coronavirus in Florida -- will remain in phase one for the time being. When ready, they can seek approval from their county mayor or county administrator to enter phase two.

RELATED: Nationwide COVID-19 vaccine trial seeks volunteers

Coronavirus can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, including when an individual coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land on objects and surfaces. Others can then contract the virus by touching these objects or surfaces, then their eyes, nose or mouth. 

As stated before, symptoms of the coronavirus include fever, cough and shortness of breath. They may show in as few as two days or as many as 14 days following exposure, the Florida Department of Health says. Most people recover from COVID-19 without special treatment, but the elderly and those with underlying medical problems are more likely to develop serious illness.

If you display coronavirus symptoms, you should contact a local health organization and make them aware of your condition prior to arrival while also following specific instructions or guidelines they may have.

RELATED: Florida’s curve no longer flat amid new surge of virus cases

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 and let them know if you have been infected or believe that you may be. If you are infected, a medical professional or another authority will likely advise that you remain isolated while sick. This includes staying at home and not going into public places or large events.

Please visit the Department’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage for information and guidance regarding COVID-19 in Florida.

For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the Department’s dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling 1-(866) 779-6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours a day. Inquiries may also be emailed to

RELATED: President Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic

Globally, there have been over 12.7 million COVID-19 cases, resulting in over 565,000 deaths, according to John Hopkins University.

Below is an interactive John Hopkins University dashboard, showing a country-by-country breakdown of positive COVID-19 cases across the world.

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