Sunday’s Coronavirus Updates: Patient dies in Collier, 51 new SWFL cases, 912 new state cases
As of 6:50 p.m. Sunday, there are 4,950 positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 4,768 Florida residents and 182 non-Florida residents. There are currently 60 deaths reported in Florida and 633 people hospitalized with the virus, according to the Florida Department of Health.
FDOH data Sunday shows a COVID-19 patient in Collier County has died. Trust us to update you with new information as soon as it’s available. Other newly reported deaths include patients in Palm Beach, Pinellas and Santa Rosa counties.
Glades County confirmed its first known positive COVID-19 patient in the county Sunday.
Hendry County says its latest coronavirus case is confirmed to be a 70-year-old woman, who is a resident of Clewiston and in isolation currently.
See more information about the Glades and Hendry cases below.
Total number of cases: 4,950 (up from 4,246)
Deaths: 60 (up from 56)
Total new cases confirmed Sunday: 912
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS
Total number of cases: 289 (up from 243)
Deaths: 7 (up from 6)
Total new cases confirmed Sunday: 51
New deaths confirmed: 1 (in Collier County)
Lee County: 152 (up from 124)
Collier County: 111 (up from 95)
Charlotte County: 16 (no change)
DeSoto County: 7 (no change)
Glades County: 1 (first confirmed case)
Hendry County: 2 (up from 1)
Click HERE for a SWFL case-by-case breakdown – updated daily.
As of the most recently revealed numbers, there have been 50,528 total tests administered in the state of Florida, with 4,768 positive tests. 44,048 tests have come back negative, and the remainder are pending, according to the FDOH website.
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SUNDAY COVID-19 HEADLINES
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Sunday: White House Coronavirus Task Force address
PRESIDENT EXTENDS FEDERAL STAY-AT-HOME GUIDELINES 30 days
President Donald Trump is extending federal guidelines recommending people stay at home and away from one another for another 30 days as the coronavirus continues to spread across the country.
The federal guidelines recommend that older people and those with preexisting conditions stay home and away from other people, and also recommend that all Americans avoid social gatherings, work from home and steer clear of bars and restaurants.
– Associated Press
HENDRY COUNTY CONFIRMS SECOND POSITIVE CASE
Hendry County says its latest coronavirus case is confirmed to be a 70-year-old woman, who is a resident of Clewiston.
This is Hendry County’s second positive case. The county says this patient is currently in isolation.
For Hendry County information regarding COVID-19, visit the county’s coronavirus response web page. Facebook users can also follow Hendry County Emergency Management on Facebook for updates on COVID-19 in the county.
GLADES COUNTY CONFIRMS FIRST POSITIVE COVID-19 CASE
Glades County shared a press release on Facebook that confirms its first county resident has tested positive for the coronavirus Sunday.
According to Glades County, the patient has been in self-quarantine since being tested and have since been hospitalized.
For more information about COVIC-19 in Glades or Hendry counties, call the local health department at 863-946-0707. Contact is also available with Florida Community Health Center in either Clewiston at 863-983-7813 or Okeechobee at 863-763-1951.
CHARLOTTE CO., PUNTA GORDA URGE ‘SAFER AT HOME’ PRACTICES
Charlotte County Administrator Hector Flores and Punta Gorda City Manager Howard Kunik issued a joint statement Sunday urging city and county residents to follow safer-at-home practices to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus and COVID-19, the respiratory disease it causes.
Statement from Howard Kunik and Hector Flores:
“As the number of COVID-19 cases rises in the nation, state, county and city, immediate action is needed. We urge all city and county residents to follow safer-at-home practices to protect as many residents as possible from the coronavirus. We are not enacting an order, but we want residents to act as if we did. We want to ‘flatten the curve’ of new cases and prevent further strain on our public safety and medical services.”
The total number of cases in the U.S. increased to more than 124,000, with more than 2,100 deaths, including an infant in Illinois, who officials believe is the youngest death so far from coronavirus.
The U.S. continues to top the list for the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus, with Italy following with more than 92,000 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Italy reached another grim milestone on Saturday as the number of deaths topped 10,000, more than any other country. (CBS News)
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.
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