State terminates daily COVID-19 updates

    The Florida Department of Health has announced that it will no longer update its online COVID-19 dashboard, which tracked the number of daily cases and deaths in the state by county and zip code.

    The health department will now release a weekly update that does not report the number of cases by zip codes, but by county only.

    Since the pandemic began in Florida in March 2020, cases in the two zip codes on Anna Maria Island have risen consistently month to month, ending in May 2021 with 395 reported cases among residents.

    No records were available tracking cases among visitors to the Island.

    2020-21 COVID-19 cumulative case growth among AMI residents

    Source: Florida Department of Health