Sunday’s Coronavirus Updates: Over 1,400 reported SWFL cases, 2 new SWFL deaths
As of 6 p.m. Sunday, there have been 26,314 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 25,598 Florida residents and 716 non-Florida residents. There are 764 deaths reported and 3,813 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.
There have been 262,495 tests administered in Florida. A total of 26,314 tests have come back positive, and 234,410 tests have come back negative. The remainder are still pending, according to the FDOH website.
Two Lee County deaths due to the coronavirus were reported Sunday, a 68-year-old man with unknown travel and contact and a 94-year-old man with no travel and unknown contact.
The state has also released a list of long-term care facilities where cases have been reported.
*Numbers are released by the DOH twice daily at approximately 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Total number of cases: 26,314 (up from 25,996)
Deaths: 774 (up from 764)
- 822 total new cases reported Sunday
- 26 total new deaths reported Sunday
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS
Total in SWFL: 1,440 (up from 1,420)
Deaths: 49 (47)
- 39 total new cases reported Sunday
- 2 total new deaths reported Sunday
Lee County: 769 (up from 753) – 27 deaths (2 new deaths)
Collier County: 463 (up from 460) – 8 deaths
Charlotte County: 138 (unchanged) – 9 deaths
DeSoto County: 24 (23) – 4 deaths
Glades County: 5 (unchanged) – 1 death
Hendry County: 41 (up from 39) – 0 deaths
Click HERE for a SWFL case-by-case breakdown – updated daily.
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SUNDAY COVID-19 HEADLINES
- Florida K-12 students won’t head back to school this school year
- Lee County commissioner says new COVID-19 projection a sign of hope
- Walmart employees will be required to wear face masks
- 5 p.m. White House Coronavirus Task Force daily briefing
- TBA Gov. DeSantis briefing
National Guard to begin testing at Charlotte County nursing homes
Florida National Guard units will begin COVID-19 testing at long-term care facilities in Charlotte County beginning Monday.
Charlotte County currently has the most coronavirus cases at long-term care facilities in Southwest Florida — 50 cases and 4 deaths.
For information about the coronavirus, visit www.CharlotteCountyFL.gov.
State releases list of nursing homes with cases
Florida released the names of 303 nursing homes where staff or patients have been tested positive for the coronavirus.
The seven-page list released Saturday evening names nursing homes and long-term care facilities in 45 of the state’s 67 counties. Gov. Ron DeSantis said while patient names won’t be released, he thought it was important for families to know which facilities have had positive cases.
In Southwest Florida, Charlotte and Collier counties each have five facilities on the list, DeSoto and Hendry counties each have two, and Lee County has 14.
See the full list here.
Lee County Publix employee tests positive
Publix Supermarkets confirmed Saturday that an employee at a location in south Fort Myers has tested positive for the coronavirus.
According to Publix, an employee at store No. 0683, 5997 South Pointe Blvd., in south Fort Myers, has contracted COVID-19. This store location is off College Parkway near the intersection with McGregor Boulevard.
The employee will go into quarantine and be on paid leave for 14 days.
There is no further information about this individual’s 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.
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