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Wednesday’s Coronavirus Updates: Total deaths reported in SWFL top 150

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 42,402 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 41,236 Florida residents and 1,166 non-Florida residents. There are 1,827 deaths reported and 7,595 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 595,478 tests administered in Florida. A total of 42,402 tests have come back positive, and 552,361 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: 42,402 (up from 41,923)
Deaths: 1,827 (up from 1,779)

  • 479 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 48 total new deaths reported Wednesday


Total in SWFL: 2,771 (up from 2,726)
Deaths: 154 (up from 149)

  • 45 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 5 total new deaths reported Wednesday

Lee County: 1,332 (up from 1,317) – 70 deaths (1 new death)
Collier County: 864 (up from 843) – 34 deaths (2 new deaths)
Charlotte County: 350 (up from 347) – 37 deaths (2 new deaths)
DeSoto County: 52 (up from 51) – 6 deaths
Glades County: 8 (up from 7) – 1 death
Hendry County: 165 (up from 159) – 6 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.


Free COVID-19 testing in Glades County

Free COVID-19 testing by the Florida Department of Health in Moore Haven will begin Wednesday, May 20.

Testing will be held only on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

A referral from a doctor is not required, but an appointment is needed and can be made by calling the Glades County Health Department at (863) 946-0707.


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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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