In one day, Santa Rosa County added 110 cases of COVID-19, the largest single day of community spread since community spread began. Within the same week, Florida also reported a record-breaker with more than 9,500 new cases in a single day.
More than 40% of known cases of COVID-19 in the county tested positive within the last week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now estimates that only about one in 10 cases of the disease are diagnosed based on antibody data and research. Meaning Santa Rosa could be looking at nearly 6,000 cases of COVID-19.
With rising numbers and mounting questions, Gov. Ron DeSantis took a press tour around the state last week, including a stop at Ascension Sacred Heart in Pensacola Sunday.
DeSantis said the increase is in part due to increased testing. He also pointed out that most new cases are among those younger than 35, typically asymptomatic and without serious complications.
Read the full article in the July 2 issue of Navarre Press.