Speculation about the recession continues as the pandemic rages on. Although COVID-19 cases have been rising, many were encouraged by updates on the development of a potential vaccine.
The possibility of another stimulus package seems even more likely. With the PPP extended through early August, some would like to see a new round of loan programs.
Over the past week, Florida became the state with the highest number of new COVID-19 cases. Florida has so many COVID-19 cases that it outpaces the totals of most countries. Also news from this week, Florida schools will officially reopen in August.
Numbers as of End-of-Day 7/14/20
There have now been 291,629 cases throughout the state of Florida and 4,409 deaths.
Totals by county:
Duval: 13,724 cases and 87 deaths
Hillsborough: 20,508 cases and 189 deaths
Orange: 19,377cases and 85 deaths
Manatee: 5,419 cases and 140 deaths
Pasco: 4,189 cases and 34 deaths
Pinellas: 11,754 cases and 262 deaths
Polk: 7,881 cases and 151 deaths
Sarasota: 3,334 cases and 100 deaths
For updated data, visit: https://fdoh.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/8d0de33f260d444c852a615dc7837c86.
Florida Department of Health: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/
U.S. Chamber of Commerce: https://www.uschamber.com/coronavirus
Florida Chamber of Commerce: https://www.flchamber.com/follow-facts-not-fear/
Tampa Chamber of Commerce: https://www.tampabaychamber.com/Your-Chamber/Newsroom/coronavirus-updates.aspx
Ybor Chamber of Commerce: http://ybor.org/covid-19/
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce: https://jaxchamber.com/coronavirusbusinessresources/[Text Wrapping Break]HYPERLINK “https://jaxchamber.com/coronavirusbusinessresources/”Lakeland Chamber of Commerce: https://www.lakelandchamber.com/covid-19-resources/
St. Pete Chamber of Commerce: https://www.stpete.com/resource-guide-for-coronavirus-covid-19/