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TALLAHASSEE —The Florida Department of Health, in order to provide more comprehensive data, releases a report on COVID-19 cases in Florida once per day. The Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard is also providing updates once per day. The state also provides a report detailing surveillance data for every Florida county. Previously, this information was only available for select communities. The surveillance data report is available here

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, there are still important ways that you can help stop the spread of COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed, which means to stay home as much as possible. If you must go out, be sure to practice social distancing, leaving 6 feet between you and any person you come in contact with.

TALLAHASSEE — Today, the Florida Department of Health announced that the list of long-term care facilities in Florida associated with COVID-19 cases will now include active cases in each facility in order to provide real-time data. The list of long-term care facilities with active COVID-19 cases is available here. To date, 319 individuals that were staff or residents of a long-term care facility have died.

MIAMI  —Expanding options for coronavirus testing, Miami-Dade County is partnering with the Florida National Guard and the Florida Department of Health to open its first walk-up site at Holy Family Catholic Church, located at 14500 NE 11th Ave., North Miami, FL 33161.

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