Coronavirus updates

Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: State deaths hit 1,600, 2 new deaths reported in SWFL

As of 11 a.m. Thursday, there have been 38,828 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 37,813 Florida residents and 1,015 non-Florida residents. There are 1,600 deaths reported and 6,765 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 493,576 tests administered in Florida. A total of 38,828 tests have come back positive, and 454,122 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.


Total number of cases: 38,828 (up from 38,002)
Deaths: 1,600 (up from 1,539)

  • 826 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 61 total new deaths reported Tuesday


Total in SWFL: 2,398 (up from 2,315 )
Deaths: 122 (up from 120)

  • 83 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 2 total new deaths reported Tuesday

Lee County: 1,212 (up from 1,176 ) – 54 deaths
Collier County: 705 (up from 677) – 27 deaths
Charlotte County: 304 (up from 294) – 30 deaths (1 new death)
DeSoto County: 42 (up from 40) – 5 deaths (1 new death)
Glades County: 6 (unchanged) – 1 death
Hendry County: 129 (up from 120) – 5 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.



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LeeTran will resume Route 400 servicing Fort Myers Beach effective Friday, May 8.

The service will begin at the Beach Park & Ride, which is located at 11101 Summerlin Square Drive in Fort Myers. Trolleys will travel on San Carlos Boulevard, across the Matanzas Pass Bridge then go from Bowditch Point Park to Lovers Key State Park on the island. Service will be seven days a week.

For schedule and route information, click here.


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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