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Monday’s Coronavirus Updates: Fla. surpasses 32,000 positive cases; 32 new cases in SWFL

As of 11 a.m. Monday, there have been 32,138 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 31,290 Florida residents and 848 non-Florida residents. There are 1,088 deaths reported and 5,010 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 356,463 tests administered in Florida. A total of 32,138 tests have come back positive, and 324,325 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.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS

Total number of cases: 32,138 (up from 31,528)
Deaths: 1,088 (up from 1,074)

  • 610 total new cases reported Monday
  • 14 total new deaths reported Monday

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS

Total in SWFL: 1,843 (up from 1,811)
Deaths: 73 (unchanged)

  • 32 total new cases reported Monday
  • 0 total new deaths reported Monday

Lee County: 971 (up from 961) – 37 deaths
Collier County: 562 (up from 552) – 15 deaths
Charlotte County: 211 (up from 203) – 14 deaths
DeSoto County: 25 (up from 24) – 4 deaths
Glades County: 6 (unchanged) – 1 death
Hendry County: 68 (up from 65) – 2 deaths

Click HERE for a SWFL case-by-case breakdown – updated daily.


RESOURCES

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MONDAY COVID-19 HEADLINES


UPCOMING BRIEFINGS:

  • 11:30 a.m.: Gov. Ron DeSantis briefing WATCH HERE


Charlotte County beaches reopen Monday

The first Southwest Florida beaches reopened Monday morning as Charlotte County is letting people back on to Port Charlotte Beach and Englewood Beach.

It’s an exciting day, but county leaders said we need to be cautious.

Even though the beaches are reopening, the Charlotte County sheriff said this isn’t the time to let our guard down.

“Through this whole pandemic, we continue to educate people, and that’s all we want to do, is to educate. The last thing we want to do is charge anybody. But I mean if push comes to shove and somebody really wants to challenge it, we’re going to have to do what we’ve got to do, and we don’t want to do that,” said Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell.


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.

LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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