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Sunday’s Coronavirus Updates: SWFL death toll reaches 100

As of 11 a.m. Sunday, there have been 36,078 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 35,158 Florida residents and 920 non-Florida residents. There are 1,379 deaths reported and 6,035 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 428,189 tests administered in Florida. A total of 36,078 tests have come back positive, and 392,111 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: 36,078 (up from 35,463)
Deaths: 1,379 (up from 1,364)

  • 615 total new cases reported Sunday
  • 15 total new deaths reported Sunday

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS

Total in SWFL: 2,146 (up from 2,090)
Deaths: 100 (up from 97)

  • 56 total new cases reported Sunday
  • 3 total new deaths reported Sunday

Lee County: 1,118 (up from 1,085) – 45 deaths (3 new deaths)
Collier County: 640 (up from 628) – 21 deaths
Charlotte County: 249 (up from 244) – 25 deaths
DeSoto County: 32 (up from 31) – 4 deaths
Glades County: 6 (unchanged) – 1 death
Hendry County: 101 (up from 96) – 4 deaths

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.


SUNDAY COVID-19 HEADLINES


UPCOMING BRIEFINGS:

  • 1:30 p.m. —Gov. Ron DeSantis holds briefing in Daytona Beach

 


RESOURCES

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Lee County libraries remain closed; curbside pickup at some

Like restaurants, the state has granted libraries in the state to open at 25% capacity, but Lee County libraries have elected to remain closed during this period.

Lee County Library System locations and other libraries in Lee County will remain closed to the public Monday, with some offering curbside pickup and other services.

Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, Lakes Regional and South County Regional locations of Lee County Library system began contactless, curbside pickup April 29 but continue to keep library facilities closed to the public.

For more information about the Lee County Library System’s operations during the coronavirus pandemic, visit the library system’s website.

Public libraries on Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach also remain closed to the public but follow separate guidelines to the Lee County Library System locations.


Testing sites open Sunday in Immokalee, Monday in Lee County

The Immokalee test site at 419 N. First St., opens Sunday for walk-up testing. Social distancing guidelines will be in place, and visitors are required to wear a mask or cloth face-covering.

The test site is open Sunday through Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Parking is available at Immokalee High School.

Those getting tested do not need a doctor’s note or referral and don’t need to be experiencing any symptoms.

Two sites open Monday in Lee County. The CenturyLink Sports Complex site will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday. You do not need a doctor’s note or referral and don’t need to be experiencing any symptoms.

The Lehigh Acres testing site at Walmart, 2522 Lee Blvd., will run 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. starting Monday. This site does require that you are experiencing symptoms and also requires an appointment be made at www.MyQuestCOVIDTest.com. The test is free.


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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Writer:WINK News
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