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Wednesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 60 new deaths reported in Florida, 8 in SWFL

As of Wednesday at 11 a.m., there have been 52,634 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 51,283 Florida residents and 1,351 non-Florida residents. There are 2,319 deaths reported and 9,639 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 935,271 tests administered in Florida. A total of 52,634 tests have come back positive, and 880,937 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: 52,634 (up from 52,255)
Deaths: 2,319 (up from 2,259)

  • 379 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 60 total new deaths reported Wednesday

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS

Total in SWFL: 4,021 (up from 3,976)
Deaths: 224 (up from 216)

  • 45 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 8 total new deaths reported Wednesday

Lee County: 1,767 (up from 1,759) – 99 deaths (6 new deaths)
Collier County: 1,334 (up from 1,305) – 46 deaths
Charlotte County: 433 (up from 430) – 58 deaths (2 new deaths)
DeSoto County: 124 (up from 121) – 8 deaths
Glades County: 24 (unchanged) – 1 death
Hendry County: 339 (up from 337) – 12 deaths

Click HERE for a SWFL case-by-case breakdown – updated daily.

Below is a graph showing the percentage of positive test results reported each day since May 4. For Wednesday, May 27, the percentage is 7.34%.

Percentage of positive test results reported each day, SWFL – May, 27 2020 (WINK News)

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Walt Disney World submits plan to reopen in July

Walt Disney World revealed their reopening plans Wednesday morning at the Reopening Florida Task Force Meeting.

The park is planning a phased reopening with Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom opening on July 11 with Epcot and Hollywood Studios to open on July 15.

They say reservations will be required ahead of coming to the park and masks will be required for both cast members and guests. Additionally, parades and fireworks will be suspended for the time being.

Disney has already opened its shopping district Disney Springs with updated operations to fight against the coronavirus like handwashing stations, temperature checks and mandatory masks.

Sea World also announced their reopening plans. That park has requested to reopen on June 11 with similar enhancements.

As a reminder, these are plans that have been submitted and will not go into effect until they are approved by Governor DeSantis.


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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