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Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: CenturyLink test site reaches capacity for day

As of 11 a.m. Thursday, there have been 43,210 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 42,038 Florida residents and 1,172 non-Florida residents. There are 1,875 deaths reported and 7,749 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 609,574 tests administered in Florida. A total of 43,210 tests have come back positive, and 565,627 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: 43,210 (up from 42,402)
Deaths: 1,875 (up from 1,827)

  • 808 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 48 total new deaths reported Thursday

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS

Total in SWFL: 2,832 (up from 2,771)
Deaths: 164 (up from 154)

  • 61 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 10 total new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: 1,350 (up from 1,332) – 73 deaths (3 new deaths)
Collier County: 882 (up from 864) – 35 deaths (1 new death)
Charlotte County: 357 (up from 350) – 38 deaths (1 new death)
DeSoto County: 58 (up from 52) – 6 deaths
Glades County: 9 (up from 8) – 1 death
Hendry County: 176 (up from 165) – 11 deaths (5 new 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.


THURSDAY COVID-19 HEADLINES


UPCOMING BRIEFINGS:

Noon: Gov. DeSantis briefing in Doral – WATCH REPLAY

2:45 p.m. DeSantis speaks briefly in Collier County – WATCH REPLAY 


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 May 11


CenturyLink Sports Complex test site reaches capacity

The CenturyLink Sports Complex COVID-19 testing site in Fort Myers has reached capacity for Thursday as of 1 p.m. The site will reopen Friday at 9 a.m.


Testing sites to open in Moore Haven

In Glades County, free drive-thru testing will be provided by appointment only in Moore Haven starting Wednesday, May 20.

Testing will run Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Glades County Health Department, 1021 Health Park Dr.

Appointments can be made by calling the Glades County Health Department at 863-946-0707.

There is no criteria for testing; however, individuals must be 18 years and older. Testing activities will continue as long as supplies last. Appointments will not be made more than one week in advance. Antibody testing will not be available.


Testing sites to open in Naples

Two walk-up testing sites will open next week in Naples.

The first will be at North Collier Regional Park, 15000 Livingston Rd., on Tuesday, May 19, and Wednesday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The second testing site will be at the South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural
Pkwy., on Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tests are free and no referral is needed. You will be asked to provide your name, contact phone number, and address.


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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