UNF Spinnaker

Jacksonville COVID cases on the rise, most since July

Morgan Jeremy, General Assignment Reporter

On Sunday, the Florida Department of Health reported one of the largest increases in COVID-19 cases since the summer. The number of new positive cases jumped to 10,105, compared to only 4,865 on Nov. 1. Of those cases, 571 came from Jacksonville, bringing the total number of cases in Duval County to 37,998. 

All of this occurred just as the United States surpassed one million COVID cases, with a one million case increase in only six days. 

To prevent the continued increase of cases, Jacksonville mayor Lenny Curry has extended the mask mandate in Duval Country until Nov. 26, making it the fourth time this mandate has been extended. 

The University of North Florida has had a slight decrease in new cases, going from 34 (10/30-11/5) to 23 (11/6-11/12). However, the University continues to strongly encourage students to continue to practice UNF’s “Four Key Pillars of Shared Responsibility” and use the daily self-screening tool on Safe Ospreys app or online to help eliminate any additional spreading. 

The “Four Key Pillars of Shared Responsibility” are:

  • Practicing social distancing at all times 
  • Wearing a mask in all indoor and outdoor areas when around others
  • Practicing proper personal hygiene 
  • Monitoring your health daily

Spinnaker will continue to inform you of future COVID-19 developments. 

___

For more information or news tips, or if you see an error in this story or have any compliments or concerns, contact [email protected].

About the Writer
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • The UNF Bookstore. Photo credit Emily Echevarria.

    Daily

    UNF Bookstore ‘More the Merrier Sale’ on Wednesday

  • Open registration for Spring 2021 begins today

    Daily

    Open registration for Spring 2021 begins today

  • What

    Daily

    What’s up with parking tickets? SG gives insight into the process

  • Featured Image by Patrick Tomasso via Unsplash.

    Daily

    The dos and dont’s of traveling during the holiday season

  • July 31, 2019 - Detroit, Michigan, U.S. -   JOE BIDEN and KAMALA HARRIS pose for the photo spray during a commercial break at the second of two Democratic Debates in Detroit hosted by CNN and sanctioned by the DNC.(Credit Image: © Brian Cahn/ZUMA Wire)

    Daily

    What to expect from Biden’s first 100 days in office

  • Professional chef to teach Ospreys how to up their noodle game

    Daily

    Professional chef to teach Ospreys how to up their noodle game

  • Photo from CDC

    Daily

    CVS selected by CDC as COVID-19 vaccine provider

  • Photo from CDC

    Daily

    UNF reports new COVID cases doubled last week

  • Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com

    Daily

    Jacksonville mayor extends mask mandate for 30 more days

  • Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com

    Daily

    Jacksonville mask mandate will expire today unless extended by mayor

Navigate Right
UNF's #1 Student-Run News Source
Jacksonville COVID cases on the rise, most since July