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Saturday’s Coronavirus Updates: 51 new cases, 8 new deaths reported in SWFL

As of 11:45 a.m. Saturday, there have been 44,811 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 43,607 Florida residents and 1,204 non-Florida residents. There are 1,964 deaths reported and 8,146 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 630,795 tests administered in Florida. A total of 44,811 tests have come back positive, and the number of tests that have come back negative is currently TBA. 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: 44,811 (up from 44,138)
Deaths: 1,964 (up from 1,917)

  • 673 total new cases reported Saturday
  • 47 total new deaths reported Saturday

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS

Total in SWFL: 2,969 (up from 2,918)
Deaths: 176 (up from 168)

  • 51 total new cases reported Saturday
  • 8 total new deaths reported Saturday

Lee County: 1,401 (up from 1,385) – 79 deaths (5 new deaths)
Collier County: 923 (up from 915) – 37 deaths (1 new death)
Charlotte County: 370 (up from 367) – 41 deaths (1 new death)
DeSoto County: 61 (up from 58) – 6 deaths
Glades County: 9 (down from 10) – 1 death
Hendry County: 205 (up from 180) – 12 deaths (1 new death)

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.


SATURDAY COVID-19 HEADLINES


UPCOMING BRIEFINGS

      • TBD


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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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