Friday’s coronavirus updates: SWFL has recorded 201 deaths related to COVID-19 – Wink News

As of 7 a.m. Friday, there have been 48,675 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 47,391 Florida residents and 1,294 non-Florida residents. There are 2,144 deaths reported and 8,946 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 815,584 tests administered in Florida. A total of 48,675 tests have come back positive, and 765,254 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.


Total number of cases: 48,675 (up from 47,471)
Deaths: 2,144 (up from 2,096)

  • 1,204 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 48 total new deaths reported Thursday


Total in SWFL: 3,460 (up from 3,322)
Deaths: 201 (up from 200)

  • 138 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 1 total new death reported Thursday

Lee County: 1,585 (up from 1,542) – 88 deaths (1 less death*)
Collier County: 1,112 (up from 1,058) – 41 deaths (1 new death)
Charlotte County: 410 (up from 398) – 51 deaths
DeSoto County: 94 (up from 80) – 7 deaths
Glades County: 19 (up from 16) – 1 death
Hendry County: 240 (up from 228) – 12 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.



11 a.m.: Gov. DeSantis briefing in Jacksonville

Walk-up testing site opens in Naples

The Florida Department of Health in Collier County will open a new COVID-19 walk-up test site Friday in Naples.

It will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy.

The test is free and there is no age requirement or doctor’s note required. The Department of Health said to anticipate lines. They’ll be giving out water, but they recommend bringing an umbrella and chair if that will make you more comfortable.

You are required to cover your face with a mask or cloth.


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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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