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Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces Seven Deaths Related to COVID-19, Evening Update

April 03, 2020

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

Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces Seven Deaths Related to COVID-19, Evening Update

~9,925 positive cases in Florida residents and 343 positive cases in non-Florida residents~

 

TALLAHASSEE —Today, the Florida Department of Health has updated its online dashboard to provide additional information and functionality. Now included in the dashboard is a map with cases broken down by zip code for all 67 counties. This newly assembled map was developed to provide additional transparency and real-time information for residents and visitors across the state. This map was released today in conjunction with the launch of a new COVID-19 Community Action Survey. We encourage all Floridians to take this anonymous survey by visiting www.StrongerThanC-19.com.

 

To keep Florida residents and visitors safe, informed and aware about the status of the virus, the Florida Department of Health maintains a COVID-19 dashboard that is updated twice daily. Additionally, the Department is providing detailed information on cases in the counties most impacted by COVID-19 through the twice-daily report.

 

Today, as of 6 p.m., there are 10,268 total** Florida cases.

 

While Florida’s testing has increased over the past week, the percent of those testing positive for COVID-19 overall is 11 percent. Of the 13,802 tests performed on April 2, there were 1,509 positive results, or 11 percent.

 

Seven people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Orange, Palm Beach, Polk and Sumter counties.

 

New Florida cases include:

  • 683 additional positive COVID-19 cases (677 Florida residents and 6 non-Florida residents) reported to the Florida Department of Health.
  • There are currently 9,925 positive cases in Florida residents and 343 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 are running tests as they receive swab samples from practitioners. Testing and reporting times vary among commercial and DOH laboratories. Demographic information may be updated during investigations. These twice daily reports reflect the state’s efforts to accurately and transparently share information. 

More information on a case-by-case basis can also be found here

Confirmed Cases in Florida Residents

9925

Confirmed by DOH

1298

Tested by private labs

8627

Characteristics of Florida Resident Cases

 

FL resident diagnosed & isolated out of state*

9

Deaths

170

Cases in Non-Florida Residents

343

Confirmed by DOH

71

Tested by private labs

272

 

Total Cases Overview

10268

Traveled

996

Contact with confirmed case

1690

Travel & contact with confirmed case

638

Under Investigation

6601

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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (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 1-866-779-6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours per day. Inquiries may also be emailed to COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

 

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