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Saturday’s Coronavirus Updates: 50 new deaths reported in Florida, SWFL deaths near 100

As of 11 a.m. Saturday, there have been 35,463 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 34,555 Florida residents and 908 non-Florida residents. There are 1,364 deaths reported and 5,945 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 416,563 tests administered in Florida. A total of 35,463 tests have come back positive, and 380,549 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.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS

Total number of cases: 35,463 (up from 34,728)
Deaths: 1,364 (up from 1,314)

  • 735 total new cases reported Saturday
  • 50 total new deaths reported Saturday

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS

Total in SWFL: 2,090 (up from 2,050)
Deaths: 97 (up from 93)

  • 40 total new cases reported Saturday
  • 4 total new deaths reported Saturday

Lee County: 1,085 (up from 1,067) – 42 deaths
Collier County: 628 (up from 610) – 21 deaths
Charlotte County: 244 (down from 245) – 25 deaths (3 new deaths)
DeSoto County: 31 (up from 30) – 4 deaths
Glades County: 6 (unchanged) – 1 death
Hendry County: 96 (up from 92) – 4 deaths (1 new death)

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

*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.


SATURDAY COVID-19 HEADLINES


UPCOMING BRIEFINGS:

  • 1 p.m. —Governor Ron DeSantis holds roundtable/new conference at Orlando hair salon regarding COVID-19. WATCH


RESOURCES

NOW HIRING: SWFL companies adding jobs as business picks up amid coronavirus crisis

LATEST CLOSURES: Southwest Florida business updates and store closings

#GulfshoreStrong: Covering people making a difference in SWFL

FOOD PANTRIES: Harry Chapin mobile food pantry schedule, week of April 27


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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