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Wednesday’s Coronavirus Updates: Deaths top 1,000 in US

As of 6 p.m. Wednesday, there are 1,977 positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 1,867 Florida residents and 110 non-Florida residents. There are now 23 deaths reported in Florida.

Among the new positive cases in Southwest Florida is a 10-year-old boy. Officials say he traveled to Colorado, but he had no contact with anyone who has tested positive.

Two deaths reported Wednesday morning were those who tested positive for the virus out of Pasco and Sarasota counties with the latest being in Citrus County.

Late Wednesday, Johns Hopkins University reported that the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus has surpassed 1,000.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS

  • Total number of cases: 1,977 (up from 1,682)
  • Number of Florida residents: 1,867 (up from 1,583)
  • Number of non-Florida residents: 110 (up from 99)
  • Deaths: 23 (up from 22)

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS

Total number of cases: 116*

  • Lee County: 52 (up from 42)
  • Collier County: 57 (up from 47)
  • Charlotte County: 3 (unchanged)
  • DeSoto County: 4 (up from 1)
  • Glades County: 0
  • Hendry County: 0

*Scroll down for a case-by-case breakdown

As of the most recently revealed numbers, there have been 23,723 total tests administered in the state of Florida, with 1,977 positive tests. 20,165 tests have come back negative, and the remainder are pending, according to the FDOH website.

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WEDNESDAY COVID-19 HEADLINES


WATCH WEDNESDAY’S NEWS CONFERENCES:

5PM – White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing 

4:30PM — Governor Ron DeSantis gives an afternoon briefing

10:30AM — Governor Ron DeSantis at the State Logistics Response Center.


SCREENING AT RSW EXPECTED TO BEGIN

The Department of Health is expected to be at Southwest Florida International Airport starting Thursday morning to screen passengers arriving from New York City and the tri-state area.

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday issued an executive order requiring those traveling to Florida from the NYC-area, New Jersey and Connecticut to self-quarantine for 14 days when they arrive.


COLLIER CO. MEDICAL SOCIETY PUSHES FOR STAY-AT-HOME

The Collier County Medical Society wants the governor to issue a stay-at-home order. In a letter sent to Gov. DeSantis, the Society says, “The board of Collier County Medical Society in Naples, as physician leaders in our community, urges you to please issue the shelter in place option for our state. Your decisive action will save lives.”

The also sent a letter to the Collier County Board of Medical Commissioners asking them to urge the governor to put the order in place.

“Without a quick decision, which would show your constituents the necessity of staying at home, the outbreak will worsen at a more drastic rate,” the letter reads.


JURY DUTY POSTPONED

The Florida State Supreme Court has suspended jury trials through Friday, April 17, due to the coronavirus pandemic. This means anyone with a summons for jury duty dated between March 24 and April 17 is not required to report to the Clerk’s Office for jury duty.

If you are unsure if your summons is affected, call the number on your jury summons or click here.


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CASE BREAKDOWN

As of the most recent results, this is the breakdown of SWFL cases where patient information has been released.

COLLIER – 57 cases:

      • 30-year-old woman, traveled to Spain – no contact with known case
      • 66-year-old man, traveled to France, Italy, Spain – no contact with known case
      • 33-year-old man, traveled to Spain – unknown if contact with known case
      • 26-year-old man, traveled to France, Italy, Spain – unknown if contact with known case
      • 47-year-old woman, traveled to France, Italy, Spain – unknown if contact w/ known case
      • 82-year-old man, no travel – contact with known case
      • 31-year-old woman, traveled to Egypt – no contact with known case
      • 59-year-old man, traveled to Japan – unknown if contact with known case
      • 77-year-old man, no travel – no contact with known case
      • 49-year-old woman, no travel – no contact with known case
      • 76-year-old man, traveled to NY – contact with known case
      • 28-year-old man, traveled to Italy – unknown if contact with known case
      • 73-year-old man, traveled to Egypt – unknown if contact with known case
      • 68-year-old woman, traveled to Egypt – contact with known case
      • 64-year-old woman, traveled to Egypt – unknown if contact with known case
      • 64-year-old man, traveled to FL/HI – no contact with known case, non-FL resident
      • 79-year-old woman, traveled to CT – no contact with known case, non-FL resident
      • 19-year-old man, traveled to Italy – unknown if contact with known case
      • 80-year-old man, no travel – no contact with known case
      • 64-year-old man, traveled to Bahamas, Belize, FL, Honduras, Mexico – contact
      • 59-year-old man, traveled to Canada – no contact with known case
      • 62-year-old woman, traveled to Bahamas; FL; Honduras; Mexico – contact w/ known c.
      • 61-year-old man, traveled to Canada – no contact with known case
      • 76-year-old man, traveled to St. Martin – contact with known case
      • 75-year-old man, no travel – no contact with known case, non-FL resident
      • 79-year-old man, no travel – no contact with known case
      • 77-year-old man, no travel – contact with known case
      • 54-year-old woman, no travel – contact with known case
      • 75-year-old woman, no travel – no contact with known case
      • 17-year-old man, no travel – no contact with known case
      • 80-year-old man, traveled to NY – no contact with known case
      • 84-year-old woman, no travel – no contact with known case
      • 17-year-old woman, traveled to UK – no contact with known case, non-FL resident
      • 61-year-old woman, unknown travel – no contact with known case
      • 47-year-old man, unknown travel – unknown if contact with known case
      • 60-year-old woman, no travel – no contact with known case
      • 76-year-old woman, unknown travel – no contact with known case, non-FL resident
      • 50-year-old man, unknown travel – unknown if contact, non-FL resident
      • 77-year-old man, traveled to NJ – no contact with known case, non-FL resident
      • 44-year-old man, no travel – no contact with known case
      • 59-year-old man, no travel – no contact with known case
      • 85-year-old man, no travel – no contact, non-FL resident
      • 82-year-old man, no travel – no contact, non-FL resident
      • 50-year-old man, traveled to NY – unknown contact, non-FL resident
      • 69-year-old woman, unknown travel – unknown contact
      • 80-year-old man, no travel – no contact with known case
      • 57-year-old woman, unknown travel – unknown contact
      • 33-year-old man, unknown travel – unknown contact
      • 93-year-old man, no travel – contact with known case
      • 58-year-old woman, unknown travel – unknown contact
      • 30-year-old woman, unknown travel – unknown contact
      • 41-year-old woman, unknown travel – unknown contact
      • 81-year-old woman, no travel – unknown contact
      • 32-year-old man, unknown travel – unknown contact
      • 50-year-old woman, unknown travel – unknown contact
      • 48-year-old woman, no travel – contact with known case
      • 46-year-old man, traveled to CO – no contact with known case
      • 28-year-old woman, no travel – no contact

LEE – 52 cases:

      • 80-year-old man, no travel – contact with known case
      • 69-year-old man, no travel – contact with known case
      • 79-year-old man, no travel – contact with known case
      • 67-year-old man, no travel – no contact
      • 66-year-old man, traveled to Colombia and Ecuador, unknown if contact
      • 72-year-old woman, traveled to MA, NH – contact with known case
      • 77-year-old man (deceased), no travel – contact with known case
      • 77-year-old woman (deceased), traveled to Dominican – contact w/ known case
      • 77-year-old man, traveled to Dominican Republic
      • 65-year-old woman, traveled to FL, Jamaica – contact with known case
      • 57-year-old man, traveled to FL, France, UK – non-FL resident
      • 72-year-old woman, no travel – unknown if contact
      • 67-year-old man, no travel – contact with known case
      • 23-year-old man, traveled to TN – contact with known case
      • 60-year-old man, unknown if travel-related – no contact with known case
      • 73-year-old man, unknown if travel-related – no contact with known case
      • 59-year-old woman, no travel – no contact with known case
      • 89-year-old woman, traveled to FL, NY – no contact with known case
      • 90-year-old woman, no travel – contact with known case
      • 57-year-old woman, no travel – contact with known case
      • 75-year-old woman, no travel – contact with known case
      • 75-year-old man, no travel – contact with known case
      • 67-year-old man, no travel – contact with known case
      • 21-year-old woman, traveled to Spain – no contact with known case
      • 65-year-old woman, no travel – contact with known case
      • 70-year-old man, no travel – contact with known case
      • 32-year-old man, no travel – no contact with known case
      • 75-year-old woman, unknown travel – no contact with known case
      • 83-year-old man, no travel – no contact, non-FL resident
      • 74-year-old woman, traveled to NY – unknown if contact, non-FL resident
      • 35-year-old man, no travel – no contact with known case
      • 56-year-old man, no travel – no contact
      • 67-year-old man (deceased), no travel – contact with known case
      • 82-year-old man, no travel – no contact with known case
      • 51-year-old woman, unknown travel – unknown contact, non-FL resident
      • 36-year-old man, traveled to CA – no contact with known case, non-FL resident
      • 10-year-old boy, traveled to CO – no contact with known case
      • 56-year-old man, unknown travel – unknown contact
      • 39-year-old man, unknown travel – unknown contact
      • 36-year-old man, unknown travel – unknown contact
      • 33-year-old woman, no travel – contact with known case
      • 67-year-old man, no travel – no contact with known case
      • 52-year-old man, unknown travel – no contact with known case
      • 30-year-old woman, no travel – unknown contact
      • 36-year-old man, no travel – contact with known case
      • 51-year-old man, no travel – no contact with known case
      • 40-year-old man, no travel – unknown contact
      • 75-year-old man, no travel – no contact with known case
      • 67-year-old man, no travel – no contact with known case
      • 50-year-old woman, no travel – contact with known case
      • 56-year-old man, no travel – no contact with known case
      • 79-year-old woman, no travel – contact with known case

CHARLOTTE – 3 cases:

      • 54-year-old woman, traveled to Egypt and Israel – contact with known case
      • 55-year-old man, no travel – contact with known case
      • 59-year-old man, unknown travel – unknown contact

DESOTO – 4 cases:

      • 32-year-old man, no travel – contact with known case
      • 32-year-old man, no travel – contact with known case
      • 27-year-old woman, no travel – contact with known case
      • 28-year-old man, no travel – contact with known case

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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