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Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: 5,004 new cases reported in Florida, 222 in SWFL

As of 11 a.m. Thursday, there have been 114,018 positive cases of the coronavirus in the state. The case count includes 111,724 Florida residents and 2,294 non-Florida residents. There are 3,327 deaths reported and 13,775 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 1,721,812 tests administered in Florida. A total of 114,018 tests have come back positive, and 1,606,626 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: 114,018 (up from 109,014)
Deaths: 3,327 (up from 3,281)

  • 5,004 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 46 total new deaths reported Thursday

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS

Total cases in SWFL: 9,693 (up from 9,469)
Deaths: 330 (up from 326)

  • 222 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 4 total new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: 4,062 (up from 3,944) – 149 deaths (1 new)
Collier County: 3,521 (up from 3,456) – 70 deaths (3 new)
Charlotte County: 626 (up from 617) – 76 deaths
DeSoto County: 521 (up from 513) – 10 deaths
Glades County: 151 (up from 143) – 1 death
Hendry County: 810 (up from 796) – 24 deaths

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

In the past 24 hours, SWFL reported the results of 2,405 tests. 222 were positive. That’s 9.23% positive Thursday, bringing the seven-day average to 17.5%.


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. seven days a week to learn about other local testing sites. The health department’s phone number is 239-252-6220.


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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