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Tuesday’s Coronavirus Updates: Reported Florida deaths surpass 2,000; 6 new in SWFL

As of Tuesday at 11 a.m., there have been 46,944 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 45,684 Florida residents and 1,260 non-Florida residents. There are 2,052 deaths reported and 8,494 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 717,162 tests administered in Florida. A total of 46,944 tests have come back positive, and 668,911 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: 46,944 (up from 46,442)
Deaths: 2,052 (up from 1,997)

  • 502 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 55 total new deaths reported Tuesday

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS

Total in SWFL: 3,248 (up from 3,176)
Deaths: 193 (up from 187)

  • 72 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 6 total new deaths reported Tuesday

Lee County: 1,520 (up from 1,481) – 89 deaths
Collier County: 1,030 (up from 1,006) – 40 deaths (3 new deaths)
Charlotte County: 392 (up from 389) – 44 deaths (3 new deaths)
DeSoto County: 69 (up from 68) – 7 deaths
Glades County: 13 (up from 10) – 1 death
Hendry County: 224 (up from 222) – 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.


TUESDAY 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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