A technician walks up to an awaiting vehicle to direct them for the second dose during Covid-19 vaccinations at the Volusia County Fairgrounds in DeLand on Friday, March 5.

The number of Covid-19 cases reported in Volusia County was at 40,008 residents and 733 non-residents, as of 9 a.m. Friday, April 16 according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 757 deaths in Volusia. The county has had 293 deaths of residents and staff at long-term care facilities.

Gov. Ron DeSantis has dropped the age limit for the general public for Covid-19 vaccinations to 18 in Florida. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been discontinued in the state until further guidance from the Centers for Disease Control.

Vaccinations continue at the Volusia County Fairgrounds. For more information, visit Registration is at Anyone needing help with online registration, can call (866) 345-0345.

•The county will have a special "Vax Up" event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 19, at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. The Moderna vaccine will be administered with an automatic appointment for a second dose May 17. Registration is online at Appointments are required. Registration will close at 4 p.m. Friday, April 16.

•Some Walgreens are now offering Covid-19 vaccinations in Volusia. For an appointment, visit

•Publix offers vaccinations at all of its Volusia pharmacies. Register Monday, Wednesday or Friday at

•Some Winn-Dixie pharmacies provide vaccinations. Visit for a reservation.

•Some CVS Pharmacies offer vaccinations. Register at

•Some Walmarts offer vaccines. Register at

As of Wednesday, April 14, 67,561 people in Volusia County have gotten the first dose of a vaccine and 119,681 are fully vaccinated. In Florida, 2,920,659 people in Florida have received the first dose and 4,779,216 in Florida are fully vaccinated, according to the health department.

The 7-day percentage of residents testing positive was at 9.09%, up from 8.33% the previous 7 days. The number of residents getting tested is fluctuating between 1,000 and 2,000.

The median age, with half older and half younger, is 43 and the age range is 0 to 105. The number of Volusia cases in children below the age of 18 is at least 4,054 as of April 14. The most affected age range is 15- to 24-year-olds. The number of cases among staff and residents of long-term care facilities is 2,540 and at correctional facilities it's 592.

Volusia resident cases include 21,007 females and 18,424 males, and for 577 cases the gender hasn't been determined. There have been 2,060 residents and 46 non-residents hospitalized.

According to the Florida Department of Emergency Management, Daytona Beach has had 8,042 cases; Deltona, 6,954; DeLand, 5,275; Port Orange, 4,724; Ormond Beach, 4,037; New Smyrna Beach, 2,892; Orange City, 1,836; Edgewater, 1,547; DeBary, 1,416; South Daytona, 647; DeLeon Springs, 410; Holly Hill, 375; Pierson, 356; Lake Helen, 199; Osteen, 181; Oak Hill, 163; Ponce Inlet, 162; Seville, 108; Enterprise, 53; Daytona Beach Shores, 17; Barberville, nine; Glenwood, six; Cassadaga and Mims, three each; and Astor and Wilbur-by-the-Sea, one each; and 453 have not been determined.

Also as of 9 a.m. Friday, there were 2,108,030 positive cases of Florida residents and 40,418 cases of non-residents with Covid-19 and 34,238 resident deaths. In the U.S., there were 31,497,773 cases and 565,299 deaths. There were 139,244,306 global cases with 2,989,173 deaths. The U.S. and world data are from Johns Hopkins University.

In the latest report from Volusia County Schools, 73 students and 13 employees tested positive between Friday, April 9, and Wednesday, April 14. The school district is releasing Covid-19 data at 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays until the pandemic is over. Total students testing positive is now at 1,241 and employees at 569.

Free Covid-19 testing is provided by the Florida Division of Emergency Management from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at 1000 Live Oak St., New Smyrna Beach. Appointments aren't required, but will speed up the process. Register at For other testing in Volusia County, visit

With Gov. DeSantis ordering the state to enter Phase 3 of reopening, he also disallowed local governments from fining people for not wearing masks. However, many major retailers require customers to wear face coverings to enter their stores.

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For general information about the COVID-19 virus, call the Florida Department of Health in Tallahassee at (866) 779-6121. The hotline is open 24/7. AdventHealth has a 24/7 hotline at (877) 847-8747.

If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, call the Florida Department of Health Office in Volusia County at (386) 274-0500.

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