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Sarasota COVID-19 Update - June 25, 2020

By G. Steve Huard, Public Information Officer

June 25, 2020

News Flash June, 25, 2020 

Sarasota County is reporting 1,139 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1,109 Sarasota County residents and 30 non-Florida residents. There have been 96 deaths reported in Sarasota County to date.  Confirmed cases range in age from 0 to 104, with 510 men and 599 women testing positive with a median age of 50. There have been 32,227 people tested for COVID-19 with a 3.5 percent positive return rate.

The Florida Department of Health is currently reporting a total of 114,018 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida.

DOH-Sarasota tested more than 110 people today during their COVID-19 testing event at the Englewood Sports Complex.

A State-run, Walk-up COVID-19 testing site at the Robert Taylor Community Center is for anyone regardless of symptoms. The site operates from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. This site has closed for the day as its capacity of 300 has been reached.

A State COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site at the Mall at University Town Center is for anyone 18 years or older regardless of symptoms, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. This site has closed for the day as its capacity of 750 tests has been reached.

DOH Sarasota recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

The Florida Department of Health reminds everyone that the elderly and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems and diabetes are more likely to develop serious illness.

If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.

Stay home except to get medical care: You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.

COVID-19 Graphs 


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

Emergency Operations at Level 1 

The Governor has directed the Director to open the State Emergency Operations Center at a Level 1.

COVID Public Website and Call Center

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 COVID-19@flhealth.gov. Additionally, the CDC maintains a There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being COVID-19 website with a wealth of resources for communities and business, www.cdc.gov

Tips for Staying Healthy

COVID-19 can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, including when an individual coughs or sneezes. These droplets may land on objects and surfaces. Other people may contract COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.

The Florida Department of Health reminds everyone that the elderly and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems and diabetes are more likely to develop serious illness. Please remember to wash your hands with soap & water. cover your coughs & sneezes with your arm, not your hands. If you're sick, stay at home & avoid crowds.

The Department always recommends everyday preventive actions to help impede the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick;
  • Staying home when you are sick and avoiding contact with persons in poor health;
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then disposing of the tissue;
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing;

                - If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty; and

  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.