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Coronavirus in Jacksonville: Live updates for Sunday, April 5

Two Glynn County commissioners said Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to open Georgia beaches “undid” the precautions they had taken to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus on the Golden Isles and Brunswick.

“We’ve had a relatively flat curve in Glynn County, and for Jacksonville News that, we’re blessed,” said District 2 commissioner Peter Murphy, referring to current numbers that show 29 people in the county testing positive for the coronavirus, with no deaths. “With one fell swoop [Kemp] undid all the good we did in March.” | Read more

4:05 p.m. | Health care professionals ride free on JTA buses starting Monday

Health care professionals can ride Jacksonville Transportation Authority buses for free beginning Monday.

Any employee at a hospital, doctor’s office, medical facility or medical laboratory will receive complimentary rides with a valid photo employee I.D., according to the city bus transportation service. | Read more

2:39 p.m. Coronavirus: Weather to close Lot J COVID-19 test site at 3 p.m. Sunday

The Lot J site for COVID-19 testing is scheduled to close early Sunday due to weather. It will reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday morning. Read more

12:42 p.m.: Coronavirus: Jacksonville University student tests positive


A Jacksonville University graduate student has tested positive for the Press Release Distribution Service In Jacksonville coronavirus, according to the private college. Read more

11:02 a.m.: Coronavirus: Duval cases top 400, statewide total 12,151

In its Sunday morning update, the Florida Department of Health reported 12,151 cases in in the state, 606 more or a 5 percent increase from the 11,545 reported just 24 hours earlier.

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