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Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces One Hundred Fifty-Six Deaths Related to COVID-19

July 16, 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 One Hundred Fifty-Six Deaths Related to COVID-19

~311,640 positive cases in Florida residents and 4,135 positive cases in non-Florida residents~ 

 

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health (DOH), in order to provide more comprehensive data, releases a report on COVID-19 cases in Florida once per day. The DOH COVID-19 dashboard is also providing updates once per day. The state also provides a report detailing surveillance data for every Florida county, which is available here.

In order to make the daily COVID-19 report easier to download and more accessible, the daily report will now separate case line data in a separate PDF. Both reports will continue to be updated daily. The case line data report is available here.

Test results for more than 116,300 individuals were reported to DOH as of midnight, on Wednesday, July 15. Today, as reported at 11 a.m., there are:

  • 13,965 new positive COVID-19 cases (13,764 Florida residents and 201 non-Florida residents)
  • 156 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19

On July 15, 12.94 percent of new cases** tested positive.

There are a total of 315,775 Florida cases*** with 4,677 deaths related to COVID-19.

Since July 15, the deaths of one hundred fifty-six Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Brevard, Collier, Dade, Desoto, Escambia, Flagler, Hernando, Hillsborough, Jackson, Lake, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Okaloosa, Orange, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Santa Rosa, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie and Sumter counties.

Florida long-term care facility data:

  • The list of long-term care facilities with active COVID-19 cases is available here
  • The list of long-term care facilities with deaths is available here, which is updated weekly.
  • To date, 2,255 individuals that were staff or residents of a long-term care facility have died. 

The antibody COVID-19 test results report will be provided once a week and contains county, race and lab information on antibody COVID-19 tests conducted in Florida. The report for antibody tests conducted by private health care providers is available here and the report for antibody tests conducted at state-supported COVID-19 testing sites is available here

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

Confirmed Cases in Florida Residents

311,640

Confirmed by DOH

10,716

Tested by private labs

300,924

Characteristics of Florida Resident Cases

 

FL resident diagnosed & isolated out of state*

8

Deaths

4,677

Cases in Non-Florida Residents

4,135

Confirmed by DOH

171

Tested by private labs

3,964

 

Total Cases Overview

315,775

Traveled

3,010

Contact with confirmed case

83,565

Travel & contact with confirmed case

2,938

Under Investigation

222,127

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.

**This percentage is the number of people who test positive for the first time divided by all tests, excluding people who have previously tested positive.

***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, this website is also available in Spanish and Creole. 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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