Saturday’s Coronavirus Updates: Florida positive cases reported surpass 55,000
As of Saturday at 11 a.m., there have been 55,424 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 54,029 Florida residents and 1,395 non-Florida residents. There are 2,447 deaths reported and 9,795 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.
There have been 995,886 tests administered in Florida. A total of 55,424 tests have come back positive, and 939,544 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: 55,424 (up from 54,497)
Deaths: 2,447 (up from 2,413)
- 927 total new cases reported Saturday
- 34 total new deaths reported Saturday
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS
Total in SWFL: 4,465 (up from 4,332)
Deaths: 239 (up from 235)
- 133 total new cases reported Saturday
- 4 total new deaths reported Saturday
Lee County: 1,894 (up from 1,847) – 105 deaths (4 new deaths)
Collier County: 1,514 (up from 1,454) – 49 deaths
Charlotte County: 450 (up from 446) – 63 deaths (1 new death)
DeSoto County: 173 (up from 171) – 7 deaths (-1 death)
Glades County: 29 (up from 27) – 1 death
Hendry County: 405 (up from 387) – 14 deaths
Click HERE for a SWFL case-by-case breakdown – updated daily.
SATURDAY COVID-19 HEADLINES
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 25
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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