Saturday’s Coronavirus Updates: 16 new cases, no new deaths reported in SWFL
As of 11 a.m. Saturday, there have been 30,839 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 29,996 Florida residents and 843 non-Florida residents. There are 1,055 deaths reported and 4,849 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.
NOTE: FDOH did not release new numbers Saturday evening.
There have been 334,974 tests administered in Florida. A total of 30,839 tests have come back positive, and 302,260 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 twice daily at approximately 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
*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.
Total number of cases: 30,839 (up from 30,533)
Deaths: 1,055 (up from 1,046)
- 306 total new cases reported Saturday
- 9 total new deaths reported Saturday
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS
Total in SWFL: 1,774 (up from 1,758)
Deaths: 72 (unchanged)
- 16 total new cases reported Saturday
- 0 total new deaths reported Saturday
Lee County: 944 (up from 940) – 36 deaths
Collier County: 535 (up from 526) – 15 deaths
Charlotte County: 202 (up from 199) – 14 deaths
DeSoto County: 24 (unchanged) – 4 deaths
Glades County: 5 (unchanged) – 1 death
Hendry County: 64 (unchanged) – 2 deaths
Click HERE for a SWFL case-by-case breakdown – updated daily.
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SATURDAY COVID-19 HEADLINES
- Re-Open Florida Task Force launches public comment submission portal
- Senior Friendship Centers distribute meals to homebound seniors across SWFL
- 5 p.m. – White House Coronavirus Task Force Briefing
- Gov. Ron DeSantis gives Friday COVID-19 briefing for Florida WATCH HERE
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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