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Sunday’s Coronavirus Updates: 58 new positive cases recorded in SWFL

As of 11 a.m. Sunday, there have been 40,596 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 39,514 Florida residents and 1,082 non-Florida residents. There are 1,721 deaths reported and 7,171 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 539,630 tests administered in Florida. A total of 40,596 tests have come back positive, and 498,352 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: 40,596 (up from 40,001)
Deaths: 1,721 (up from 1,715)

  • 595 total new cases reported Sunday
  • 6 total new deaths reported Sunday

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS

Total in SWFL: 2,548 (up from 2,490)
Deaths: 136 (unchanged)

  • 58 total new cases reported Sunday
  • 0 total new deaths reported Sunday

Lee County: 1,268 (up from 1,249) – 65 deaths
Collier County: 752 (up from 734) – 27 deaths
Charlotte County: 329 (up from 317) – 33 deaths
DeSoto County: 47 (unchanged) – 5 deaths
Glades County: 7 (unchanged) – 1 death
Hendry County: 145 (up from 136) – 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.


SUNDAY COVID-19 HEADLINES


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Waterside Shops in North Naples reopens Monday

Waterside Shops in North Naples plans to reopen Monday.

The shopping plaza will be open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information about stores, see the store listings on the Waterside Shops website.


Lee County testing facility could close for bad weather

The COVID-19 test site at CenturyLink Sports Complex is still up and running smoothly.  This test site is for the COVID-19 virus – it is not a testing site for antibodies.

Lee County is expecting thunderstorms Sunday, and since the CenturyLink site is an outside testing facility, the weather determines if the testing site can remain operational. Lightning, heavy rain or gusty winds can slow down operations or completely shut down the site.

The testing site will remain open, weather pending, 7 days a week from 9 a.m. until gates close at 3 p.m. until further notice. For additional updates, click 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.

LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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Writer:WINK News
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