Johns Hopkins University stats: Jacksonville ranks 3rd in country for metro area COVID-19 growth

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — New statistics from Johns Hopkins University show Jacksonville ranking 3rd in the country for metro area COVID-19 growth in the past week, as of June 27.

Orlando-Kissimmee tops the list, and Tampa ranks second.

As of 10 a.m. Monday morning, about 300 cars lined up to get tested at the TIAA bank field.

Last week, bars were ordered to no longer serve alcohol, and Monday the city issued a mask mandate.

There are now 5,839 cases in Duval county compare that to this time last week Jacksonville sat at 3,085.

That’s an increase of 2,754 cases in one week.

According to Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Jacksonville ranks 3rd in the last week for the fastest growth in cases.

It also reported Jacksonville ranked 17th in most new cases in the past week as of June 27.

Some medical experts believe Florida could be the next epicenter for Corona Virus and University of South Florida doctors believe Florida will be a hotspot by mid-July.

Several Florida beaches have announced closures ahead of the fourth of July, something the City said they have no plans to do.