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Coronavirus: Duval County records 24th COVID-19 death; state cases surpass 36,000

Duval County recorded its 24th death from the coronavirus in Sunday’s updated numbers from the state.

In its Sunday morning update, the Florida Department of Health reported 36,078 cases in the state, 615 more than reported just 24 hours earlier.

Duval County added 10 new cases to its list, bringing the total to 1,045. The positive tests across the area now total 1,736, or 11 more than Saturday. | Read more

Statewide

Hospitalizations: 6,035

Deaths: 1,379

Cases in Northeast Florida

Duval: 1,045

Clay: 279

St. Johns: 211

Nassau: 59

Baker: 22

Putnam: 120

Earlier:

4:20 p.m.: Jacksonville restaurants prepared to welcome back dine-in guests

Some Jacksonville-area restaurants and retail stores spent Sunday preparing to welcome customers back to their dining rooms and outdoor patios beginning Monday when the state eases restrictions combating exposure to COVID-19. | Read more

4:05 p.m.: Photos: Jacksonville prepares for phase one of reopening

Residents in Jacksonville and the Beaches prepare over the weekend for Phase One of the reopening plan from the coronavirus pandemic. | Read more

4:00 p.m.: The week in review across Jacksonville during the coronavirus pandemic

See how First Coast residents dealt with the coronavirus pandemic during the past week with scenes from across the area. | Read more

2 p.m.: Track Northeast Florida cases by ZIP code

One Putnam County ZIP code showed a significant increase in COVID-19 cases in Sunday’s figures from the state. | Read more

12:50 p.m.: Generation W connects, inspires women and girls in ‘virtual sphere’

The new date for the postponed Generation W conference is Sept. 11.

Until then, founder and CEO Donna Orender and her staff will keep pondering how to keep everyone in the W world connected. | Read more

12:30 p.m.: St. Johns County summer camps still on for now

Summer camps are uncertain about whether they will still be able to operate as they normally do with the coronavirus pandemic. | Read more

10:02 a.m.: Video: A look at how the coronavirus is impacting Impacts St. Augustine’s local businesses

Coverage from the last 24 hours:

Governor huddles with barbers, hair stylists about lifting restrictions

While Florida prepares to reopen its economy in phases, Gov. Ron DeSantis held a roundtable discussion Saturday with barbers, hair stylists and nail technicians about when they will be able to get back to work.

Earlier in the week, DeSantis signed an executive order that allows restaurants and some non-essential retail stores that were closed in March to reopen Monday, with restrictions. | Read more

Restaurants scramble to re-open in most of Florida

As restaurants in many Florida cities prepare to re-open on Monday under new pandemic rules set by Gov. Ron DeSantis, officials in some counties say a patchwork of state regulations makes implementing the guidelines difficult. | Read more

Struggling St. Johns County businesses frustrated by SBA loan process

Businesses across St. Johns County, like others in the state, are struggling with the process for obtaining relief from the Small Business Administration during the coronavirus pandemic. | Read more

Alligator Farm welcomes back guests

The St. Augustine Alligator Farm has reopened after six weeks of waiting for the spread of the coronavirus to slow.

The zoo closed when Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a statewide stay-at-home order in mid-March.

Now locals can see their favorite reptiles and birds as they get some fresh air and sunlight, which officials say can be beneficial in warding off the virus. | Read more

Updated ZIP code data shows spikes in Orange Park, Southside

Two ZIP codes in Northeast Florida, one in Clay County and one in Duval County, showed notable increases in Saturday’s coronavirus totals from the state. | Read more

Coronavirus: All appointments for city of Jacksonville relief program taken

Jacksonville city officials say all 40,000 appointments for the COVID-19 Mortgage, Rent & Utility Relief Program have been claimed. | Read more

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FAQ: Coronavirus

Coronavirus is spreading in the U.S. Here's everything to know, from symptoms to how to protect yourself. [USA TODAY]

Worried about the coronavirus (COVID-19)? Here is what you should be aware of, from symptoms to best practices for avoiding the disease, including what you should do if you suspect you have contracted coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. | Read more