Saturday’s Coronavirus Updates: Florida reported cases surpass 50,000
As of 11 a.m. Saturday, there have been 50,127 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 48,814 Florida residents and 1,313 non-Florida residents. There are 2,233 deaths reported and 9,310 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.
There have been 858,112 tests administered in Florida. A total of 50,127 tests have come back positive, and 806,310 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: 50,127 (up from 49,451)
Deaths: 2,233 (up from 2,190)
- 676 total new cases reported Friday
- 43 total new deaths reported Friday
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS
Total in SWFL: 3,670 (up from 3,604)
Deaths: 214 (up from 209)
- 66 total new cases reported Friday
- 5 total new death reported Friday
Lee County: 1,677 (up from 1,666) – 92 deaths
Collier County: 1,195 (up from 1,160) – 45 deaths (3 new deaths)
Charlotte County: 417 (up from 412) – 56 deaths (2 new deaths)
DeSoto County: 112 (up from 97) – 8 deaths
Glades County: 20 (up from 19) – 1 death
Hendry County: 249 (down from 250*) – 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.
SATURDAY COVID-19 HEADLINES
- New walk-up COVID-19 testing site opens in Collier County
- Emergency management working to retest those whose COVID-19 tests were damaged
- Lee Health prepares for possible uptick in cases at nursing homes
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 18
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.
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