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Friday’s Coronavirus Updates: Nearly 1,000 new cases reported in Florida, 86 in SWFL

As of 2:30 p.m. Friday, there have been 44,138 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 42,940 Florida residents and 1,198 non-Florida residents. There are 1,917 deaths reported and 7,959 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 629,895 tests administered in Florida. A total of 44,138 tests have come back positive, and 585,010 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: 44,138 (up from 43,210)
Deaths: 1,917 (up from 1,875)

  • 928 total new cases reported Friday
  • 42 total new deaths reported Friday


Total in SWFL: 2,918 (up from 2,832)
Deaths: 168 (up from 164)

  • 86 total new cases reported Friday
  • 4 total new deaths reported Friday

Lee County: 1,385 (up from 1,350) – 74 deaths (1 new death)
Collier County: 915 (up from 882) – 36 deaths (1 new death)
Charlotte County: 367 (up from 357) – 40 deaths (2 new deaths)
DeSoto County: 61 (up from 58) – 6 deaths
Glades County: 10 (up from 9) – 1 death
Hendry County: 180 (up from 176) – 11 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.



  • 12 p.m. President Trump delivered remarks on vaccine development from the Rose Garden. WATCH HERE
  • 12 p.m. Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference regarding COVID-19 in Jacksonville. WATCH HERE


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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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