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Monday’s Coronavirus Updates: 106 new cases recorded in SWFL, 11 new deaths in Lee

As of Monday, there have been 46,442 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 45,208 Florida residents and 1,234 non-Florida residents. There are 1,997 deaths reported and 8,304 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 658,522 tests administered in Florida. A total of 46,442 tests have come back positive, and 612,080 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: 46,442 (up from 45,588)
Deaths: 1,997 (up from 1,973)

  • 854 total new cases reported Monday
  • 24 total new deaths reported Monday

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS

Total in SWFL: 3,176 (up from 3,070)
Deaths: 187 (up from 176)

  • 106 total new cases reported Monday
  • 11 total new deaths reported Monday

Lee County: 1,481 (up from 1,456) – 89 deaths (11 new deaths)
Collier County: 1,006 (up from 948) – 37 deaths
Charlotte County: 389 (up from 380) – 41 deaths
DeSoto County: 68 (up from 66) – 7 deaths
Glades County: 10 (up from 9) – 1 death
Hendry County: 222 (up from 211) – 12 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.


MONDAY COVID-19 HEADLINES


UPCOMING BRIEFINGS:

TBD


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Restaurants expand capacity and gyms open doors for first time in months

Florida begins another stage of reopening on Monday as gyms and fitness centers will reopen and operate at 50-percent capacity.

The doors will be open for the first time in 2 months, but it’s going to be a little bit of a different experience with only 50 percent capacity allowed.

You can also expect to see machines spaced apart further apart as well as staff disinfecting equipment more frequently, and social distancing in workout classes.

Some other big changes happening Monday include restaurants and retail stores upgrading to 50 percent capacity as well. Restaurants bar seating will remain closed and outdoor seating is encouraged.


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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