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Wednesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 5,508 new cases reported in Florida, 335 in SWFL

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 109,014 positive cases of the coronavirus in the state. The case count includes 106,743 Florida residents and 2,271 non-Florida residents. There are 3,281 deaths reported and 13,574 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 1,669,440 tests administered in Florida. A total of 109,014 tests have come back positive, and 1,559,328 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: 109,014 (up from 103,506)
Deaths: 3,281 (up from 3,237)

  • 5,508 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 43 total new deaths reported Wednesday

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS

Total cases in SWFL: 9,469 (up from 9,134)
Deaths: 326 (up from 324)

  • 335 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 3 total new deaths reported Wednesday

Lee County: 3,944 (up from 3,745) – 148 deaths (1 redacted)
Collier County: 3,456 (up from 3,375) – 67 deaths (2 new)
Charlotte County: 617 (up from 605) – 76 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 513 (up from 487) – 10 deaths
Glades County: 143 (up from 142) – 1 death
Hendry County: 796 (up from 780) – 24 deaths

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

In the past 24 hours, Southwest Florida reported the results of 1,104 tests, and 335 were positive.

That’s 30.34% positive Wednesday, bringing the 7-day average (average percent of tests that came back positive each day in the past 7 days) to 17.70%.

Percentage of positive test results reported each day in SWFL, June 24, 2020 (WINK News)

Drive-through COVID-19 testing at NCH ends Friday

Drive-through COVID-19 PCR testing at the NCH Baker Hospital will conclude on Friday, June 26.

NCH says this is a result of testing supplies becoming more commercially available, allowing physicians to be able to offer testing at their own practices. NCH said it’s been pleased to offer service for residents since March 16.

Samples may be collected in most providers’ practices and sent to commercial laboratories, and in most cases, there are no out-of-pocket expenses to patients.

Community members can call their primary care physician to schedule COVID-19 testing or call the Florida Department of Health in Collier County 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 days a week to learn about other local testing sites. The health department’s phone number is 239-252-6220.


International self-reporting system for COVID-19 now live

The international self-reporting system for COVID-19 is now live.

On the website, you can report your status directly to your first responders by using your contact information, but not your name.

Everyone should self-report. Even if you are asymptomatic or tested negative, it’s important your first responders know your situation.

Most importantly, if you are high risk or have any access or functional needs, self-report so that emergency services can be prepared to help you in a crisis.


RESOURCES

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

#GulfshoreStrong: Covering people making a difference in SWFL

FOOD PANTRIES: Harry Chapin mobile food pantry schedule, week of June 22

REPORT COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS/TEST: International self-reporting system


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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