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The State of Florida Issues Updates on COVID-19

March 15, 2020

 

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Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida
(850) 815-4940,
ESF14@em.myflorida.com

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, in the state’s ongoing efforts to provide transparency and clarity regarding COVID-19, the Florida Department of Health announced the launch of a new COVID-19 Case Dashboard. To keep Florida residents and visitors safe, informed and aware about the status of the virus, this dashboard will be updated twice daily.

As of noon, there are 155 total** Florida cases:

  • This includes 19 additional positive COVID-19 cases (14 Florida residents and 5 non-Florida residents) were reported to the Florida Department of Health.
  • There are currently 137 positive cases in Florida Residents and 18 positive cases in non-Florida residents.

Florida recently partnered with private laboratories around the state to expand COVID-19 laboratory testing capacity. This partnership will increase the number of tests conducted each day and ensure Floridians receive the critical health information they need in a timely manner.

Expansion to private laboratories changes the COVID-19 testing landscape in Florida. Private laboratories will run tests as they receive swab samples from practitioners. Testing and reporting times will vary among commercial and DOH laboratories. Demographic information may be updated during investigations.

 

Confirmed Cases in Florida Residents

137

Confirmed by DOH

82

Tested by private labs

41

FL resident diagnosed & isolated out of state*

6

Deaths

4

Cases in Non-Florida Residents

18

Confirmed by DOH

15

Tested by private labs

2

 

Total Cases Overview

155

Traveled

38

Contact with confirmed case

28

Travel & contact with confirmed case

47

Under Investigation

42

For more detail on Florida resident cases, please visit the live DOH Dashboard here

* Florida residents that are diagnosed with COVID-19 and isolated out of state are not reflected on the Florida map.

**Total cases overview includes positive cases in Florida residents and non-Florida residents tested in Florida.

More Information on COVID-19

 

To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage. For information and advisories from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), please visit the CDC COVID-19 website. For more information about current travel advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State, please visit the travel advisory website.

 

For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the Department’s dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling (866) 779-6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours per day. Inquiries may also be emailed to COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

 

About the Florida Department of Health

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