WATCH: Brevard Residents Asked to Stay Vigilant, Follow Social Distancing Recommendations

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60 positive cases of COVID-19 reported on Friday

ABOVE VIDEO: Residents and visitors are asked to remain vigilant in following Centers for Disease Control recommendations on wearing cloth face coverings when out in public, practicing six-foot social distancing, and washing and sanitizing hands frequently due to concerns over a growing number of positive COVID-19 test results in Brevard County and elsewhere in the state.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Residents and visitors are asked to remain vigilant in following Centers for Disease Control recommendations on wearing cloth face coverings when out in public, practicing six-foot social distancing, and washing and sanitizing hands frequently due to concerns over a growing number of positive COVID-19 test results in Brevard County and elsewhere in the state.

Sixty positive cases of COVID-19 was reported on Friday by the Florida Department of Health.

That continues a two-week upward trend that reflects 317 new cases of coronavirus in Brevard County since June 5, and an overall total since the pandemic began of 748 cases.

The number of COVID-19-related deaths are 16, with three of those recorded in the past two weeks, according to FDOH.

“The numbers clearly indicate that the pandemic is still very much a concern, and people need to stay vigilant and respond accordingly by re-committing themselves to following CDC recommendations,” said Interim Emergency Management Director John Scott.

“Those include six-foot social distancing, avoiding mass gatherings, good hand hygiene, using hand-sanitizer, staying home when you’re sick, staying home when appropriate, and wearing cloth face coverings when you go out to protect not only yourself but others from becoming infected.”

The emphasis of CDC recommendations is on “Time” “Space” “People” and “Places,” as in the more time you spend and the closer in space you are to any (possibly) infected people, the higher your risk. Interacting with more people raises your risk, and indoor places are riskier than outdoors.

Health First Pro-Health & Fitness offers COVID-19 testing at 255 Borman Drive, Merritt Island on Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. (Health First image)

For more information on the newest CDC recommendations, CLICK HERE.

Several test sites are currently available for COVID-19 testing in Brevard County:

■ A free drive-through, no-appointment-required state-run test site is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Eastern Florida State College, Palm Bay Campus at 250 Community College Parkway Palm Bay, FL. 32909

Health First: Pro-Health & Fitness, 255 Borman Drive, Merritt Island on Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon

To register for an appointment, call 321-434-3131

■  Parrish Hospital: Pre-registration is required at all testing locations. For appointments, call 321-268-6139 or text “covid test” to 321-204-1699,

■ Tuesday afternoons, Parrish Health and Fitness Center parking lot, 2210 Cheney Hwy, Titusville

■ Wednesday afternoons, Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church, grass lot south of church, 2396 Harry T. Moore Ave., Mims

■ Thursday afternoons, Harry T. Moore Social Services Center parking lot, 725 S. Deleon Ave, Titusville

■ Friday mornings, Parrish Medical Offices parking lot, 7075 US 1, Port St. John

■ Saturday mornings, Gibson Youth Center parking lot, 835 Sycamore St. Titusville

DOH Brevard has these free appointment-only drive-through testing locations. To schedule an appointment, call 321-454-7141.

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until further notice 9 a.m. to noon

DOH-Brevard Viera Clinic 2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera FL 32940

June 23, 9 a.m. to noon at St. Luke’s Catholic Church 5055 Micco Road, Barefoot Bay, FL 32976

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