COVID-19: State reports 161 additional deaths, including 16 in Northeast Florida The Florida Department of Health on Thursday reported 161 additional Florida residents dying of COVID-19, including 16 from Northeast Florida. Duval County accounted for 6 of the region’s deaths, and Clay County accounted for another 5. The state also reported 3 deaths in Nassau and 2 in St. Johns County. There were 12,873 new cases reported across Florida, including 980 in Northeast Florida. Although Duval County’s 536 new cases was an increase compared to the 406 reported Tuesday, it continued a pattern of lowered daily cases compared to two weeks ago. The state reported 8.9 percent positivity rate, down from 10 percent the previous day. | Read more Limited crowds can expect a COVID-altered Roar, Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway One of the marquee events on the motorsports calendar, the Rolex 24 At Daytona draws fans from every corner of the globe to Daytona International Speedway. Normally. Of course, the last 12 months have been as abnormal as any in recent memory due to the COVID-19 pandemic, thus resulting in an altered experience for those involved and those in attendance. Last month, Daytona International Speedway officials confirmed the facility would host a “limited” number of fans for Rolex 24 festivities. | Read more Florida limits COVID-19 vaccine to state residents only After weeks of railing against “vaccine tourism,” state officials took action Thursday to limit the scant supply of COVID-19 vaccine to residents only — a move […]