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Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: More than 3,000 new cases in Florida, SWFL cases surpass 8,000

As of 11 a.m. Thursday, there have been 85,926 positive cases of the coronavirus in the state. The case count includes 83,854 Florida residents and 2,072 non-Florida residents. There are 3,061 deaths reported and 12,577 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 1,512,315 tests administered in Florida. A total of 85,926 tests have come back positive, and 1,425,386 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: 85,926 (up from 82,719)
Deaths: 3,061 (up from 3,018)

  • 3,207 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 43 total new deaths reported Thursday

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS

Total cases in SWFL: 8,023 (up from 7,755)
Deaths: 305 (up from 302)

  • 268 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 3 total new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: 3,354 (up from 3,187) – 138 deaths (1 new)
Collier County: 2,883 (up from 2,817) – 61 deaths (1 new)
Charlotte County: 553 (up from 551) – 74 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 412 (up from 406) – 10 deaths
Glades County: 121 (up from 119) – 1 death
Hendry County: 700 (up from 675) – 21 deaths

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

Average % positive each day in past week – 12%

RESOURCES

NOW HIRING: SWFL companies adding jobs as business picks up amid coronavirus crisis

#GulfshoreStrong: Covering people making a difference in SWFL

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Walk-up testing site to open in Dunbar

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County (DOH-Lee), in partnership with Lee County Public Safety and the City of Fort Myers, will be providing walk-up COVID-19 testing at Roberto Clemente Park in Dunbar.

Walk-up testing is scheduled beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, June 19, and will continue weather-permitting and while supplies last.

Roberto Clemente Park is located at 3265 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.

Testing is available for anyone 18 years of age or older. No appointment is necessary. Children will be referred for testing to the Florida Department of Health in Lee County.


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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