Friday’s Coronavirus Updates: Over 43000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida – Wink News

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As of 7 a.m. Friday, there have been 43,210 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 42,038 Florida residents and 1,172 non-Florida residents. There are 1,875 deaths reported and 7,749 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 609,574 tests administered in Florida. A total of 43,210 tests have come back positive, and 565,627 tests have come back negative. The remainder are still pending, according to the FDOH website.

The state has also released a list of long-term care facilities where cases have been reported.

*Numbers are released by the DOH daily at approximately 11 a.m.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS

Total number of cases: 43,210 (up from 42,402)
Deaths: 1,875 (up from 1,827)

  • 808 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 48 total new deaths reported Thursday

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS

Total in SWFL: 2,832 (up from 2,771)
Deaths: 164 (up from 154)

  • 61 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 10 total new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: 1,350 (up from 1,332) – 73 deaths (3 new deaths)
Collier County: 882 (up from 864) – 35 deaths (1 new death)
Charlotte County: 357 (up from 350) – 38 deaths (1 new death)
DeSoto County: 58 (up from 52) – 6 deaths
Glades County: 9 (up from 8) – 1 death
Hendry County: 176 (up from 165) – 11 deaths (5 new deaths)

Click HERE for a SWFL case-by-case breakdown – updated daily.

*Editors note: The DOH has removed some previously reported positive cases from their report totals, causing fluctuations in case totals. The state does not track recoveries. WINK News is working to find out from DOH why these cases have been removed.


FRIDAY COVID-19 HEADLINES


UPCOMING BRIEFINGS:

  • 12 p.m. President Trump delivers remarks on vaccine development in the Rose Garden
  • 12 p.m. Governor Ron DeSantis will hold a press conference regarding COVID-19 in Jacksonville
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RESOURCES

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IF YOU FEEL SICK:

The Florida Department of Health has opened a 24-hour COVID-19 Call Center at 1-866-779-6121. Questions may also be emailed to [email protected] Email responses will be sent during call center hours.

LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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