Florida’s daily coronavirus reports could be going away

The department has put out daily reports since the beginning of the pandemic, transitioning from releasing two reports to just one in April.

Florida’s daily coronavirus reports could be going away
PHOTO BY JOEY ROULETTE

Florida state officials are discussing the idea of cutting back on releasing daily updates on coronavirus-related deaths and caseloads.

Governor Ron DeSantis’ press secretary Cody McCloud said in an email to NewsNation that a main reason for the potential change is that the Florida Department of Health needs to keep on staff 24 hours a day to generate the reports.

He did not indicate a timetable for this change, or if the reports would be coming out weekly instead.

The department has put out daily reports since the beginning of the pandemic, transitioning from releasing two reports to just one in April.

The Department of Health’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard displays data on cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in Florida. Florida has had just over 16,000 coronavirus-related deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

Support local journalism in these crazy days. Our small but mighty team is working tirelessly to bring you up to the minute news on how Coronavirus is affecting Tampa and surrounding areas. Please consider making a one time or monthly donation to help support our staff. Every little bit helps.

Subscribe to our newsletter and follow @cl_tampabay on Twitter.

About The Author

Thomas Holton

Thomas Holton is a journalism student at the University of Florida with an interest in music, culture, and Florida.

Scroll to read more Florida News articles

Newsletters

Join Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.