Sunday’s Coronavirus Updates: 1 new death in Lee Co.; 689 new cases statewide
As of 11 a.m. Sunday, there have been 31,528 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 30,680 Florida residents and 848 non-Florida residents. There are 1,074 deaths reported and 4,957 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.
One new death was recorded in Lee County – an 80-year-old man who hadn’t traveled and it’s unknown if he had contact with a known case.
The Florida Department of Health announced Saturday it will now only release data once per day, around 11 a.m.
There have been 346,365 tests administered in Florida. A total of 31,528 tests have come back positive, and 313,085 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 daily at approximately 11 a.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: 31,528 (up from 30,839)
Deaths: 1,074 (up from 1,055)
- 689 total new cases reported Sunday
- 19 total new deaths reported Sunday
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS
Total in SWFL: 1,811 (up from 1,774)
Deaths: 73 (up from 72)
- 37 total new cases reported Sunday
- 1 total new deaths reported Sunday
Lee County: 961 (up from 944) – 37 deaths (1 new)
Collier County: 552 (up from 535) – 15 deaths
Charlotte County: 203 (up from 202) – 14 deaths
DeSoto County: 24 (unchanged) – 4 deaths
Glades County: 6 (up from 5) – 1 death
Hendry County: 65 (up from 64) – 2 deaths
Click HERE for a SWFL case-by-case breakdown – updated daily.
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SUNDAY COVID-19 HEADLINES
- SWFL pharmacist happy licensed pros will administer coronavirus tests
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- TBA: White House Coronavirus Task Force Briefing
- 1 p.m.: Gov. Ron DeSantis briefing at Orlando Health – WATCH replay 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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