Saturday’s Coronavirus Updates: Over 11,500 FL cases, near 200 deaths; 69 new cases in SWFL
As of 6 p.m. Saturday, there have been 11,545 positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 11,173 Florida residents and 372 non-Florida residents. There are 195 deaths reported and 1,470 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.
One of the deaths reported Friday morning was confirmed as an 85-year-old female resident of Springwood, a senior living facility in Lee County.
A 100-year-old man in Lee County has tested positive for coronavirus and is currently the oldest COVID-19 patient in Southwest Florida Friday.
There have been 103,389 tests administered in Florida. A total of 11,111 tests have come back positive and 90,956 tests have come back negative. The remainder are still pending, according to the FDOH website.
Total number of cases: 11,545 (up from 11,111) – 434 new
Deaths: 195 (up from 191) – 4 new
Saturday’s state totals:
- 1,277 new cases reported
- 25 new deaths reported
- 69 new cases reported
- no new deaths reported
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS
Total in SWFL: 636 (up from 612) – 24 new
Deaths: 16 (unchanged since Friday)
Lee County: 348 (up from 334) – 14 new
Collier County: 221 (up from 212) – 9 new
Charlotte County: 46 (down from 47) – minus 1
DeSoto County: 11 (up from 10) – 1 new
Glades County: 4 (up from 3) – 1 new
Hendry County: 6 (unchanged)
Click HERE for a SWFL case-by-case breakdown – updated daily.
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SATURDAY COVID-19 HEADLINES
- Goodwill to limit donation sites in response to coronavirus pandemic
- US urges masks as dramatic steps to combat virus roll out
WATCH SATURDAY’S NEWS CONFERENCES
- The White House Coronavirus Task Force will hold a briefing at 3:30 p.m.
White House Coronavirus Task Force Daily briefing
CDC COVID-19 guidelines during pregnancy
The CDC has information for pregnant women to follow to protect themselves. It includes guidelines of social distancing and hand washing all people are recommended to follow.
For more information, see the CDC pregnancy and breastfeeding FAQs.
If you’re pregnant, help protect yourself from #COVID19 by keeping your distance from others, washing your hands frequently and avoiding people who are sick. Learn more at: https://t.co/L77C7kEqh5. pic.twitter.com/orpteXTlDL
— CDC (@CDCgov) April 4, 2020
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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