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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.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS

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

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS

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.


THURSDAY’S COVID-19 HEADLINES


UPCOMING BRIEFINGS:

TBA


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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.


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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