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Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: Nearly 1,700 new cases reported in Florida, 167 in SWFL

Thursday marks the second-highest number of reported positive COVID-19 cases in a single day in Florida.

As of 11 a.m., there have been 69,069 positive cases of the coronavirus in the state. The case count includes 67,456 Florida residents and 1,613 non-Florida residents. There are 2,848 deaths reported and 11,571 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 1,307,728 tests administered in Florida. A total of 69,069 tests have come back positive, and 1,237,679 tests have come back negative. The remainder are still pending, according to the FDOH website.

*Numbers are released by the DOH daily at approximately 11 a.m.


Total number of cases: 69,069 (up from 67,371)
Deaths: 2,848 (up from 2,801)

  • 1,698 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 47 total new deaths reported Thursday


Total in SWFL: 6,307 (up from 6,140)
Deaths: 289 (up from 283)

  • 167 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 6 total new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: 2,500 (up from 2,422) – 128 deaths (2 new deaths)
Collier County: 2,291 (up from 2,230) – 59 deaths (2 new deaths)
Charlotte County: 515 (up from 505) – 72 deaths
DeSoto County: 304 (up from 299) – 10 deaths (2 new deaths)
Glades County: 107 (up from 104) – 1 death
Hendry County: 590 (up from 580) – 19 deaths

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





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Physicians Regional eases visitation restrictions

Physicians Regional Healthcare System announced Thursday that visitation restrictions are being eased beginning Friday, June 11, for inpatient visits. Hours of visitation will be 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

All visitors must enter through the ER entrance and only one visitor is allowed per patient. Visitors will undergo a screening process prior to entry, which includes completing a questionnaire, receiving a temperature check, and hand sanitization. Masks are required and each visitor must bring their own. No one under age 18 will be allowed to visit.


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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