Friday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2 more people test positive in SWFL, 10 total deaths

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Coronavirus updates

As of 6 p.m. Friday there are 563 positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida, 43 up from this morning. 510 of the cases are Florida residents, 53 of them are non-Florida residents. There are 10 total deaths in Florida.

Friday morning, one person who previously tested positive for COVID-19 in Broward County was reported to have died.

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota confirms a physician with the hospital tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) Friday.


  • Total number of cases: 563 (up from 520)
  • Number of Florida residents: 510 (up from 474)
  • Number of non-Florida residents: 53 (up from 46)


Total number of cases: 30

  • Lee County: 14 (up from 13)
  • Collier County: 25 (up from 24)
  • Charlotte County: 2 (up from 1)
  • Glades County: 0
  • Hendry County: 0

There have been 7,367 total tests administered in the state of Florida, with 563 positive tests. 5,710 tests have come back negative, and the remainder are pending, according to the FDOH website.

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Friday COVID-19 headlines:


  • Governor DeSantis to speak at 4:30 p.m.

Florida Agriculture Commissioner asks governor to implement “stay-at-home” order

Nikki Fried, the Florida Agriculture Commissioner, asked Gov. Ron DeSantis to implement a statewide “stay-at-home” order in response to dramatically increasing COVID-19 cases in the state.

She recognized the effort by the governor to stop the spread of COVID- 19 in the state. But Fried said, at the rate of cases that are developing, she believes a “say-at-home” order is necessary.

DeSantis orders elective medical services be prohibited

Gov. DeSantis also issued Executive Order 20-72 Friday to prohibit non-essential elective medical procedures.

Per the governor’s office, all hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, office surgery centers, dental, orthodontic and endodontic offices and other health care practitioners’ offices in the state are prohibited from providing any medically unnecessary, non-urgent or non-emergency procedure or surgery.

The governor’s offices says, if delayed, these are medical services that do not place a patients immediate health, safety or well-being at risk, or will, if delayed, not contribute to the worsening of a serious or life-threatening medical condition.


Florida Attorney General activated Florida’s price gouging hotline, encouraging people to report big price differences. Complaints can be filed by phone or online. Price gouging can be reported by calling 1-866-9NO-SCAM or by visiting For tips on reporting price gouging, click here.


Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-71 Friday afternoon directing all Florida restaurants and other food establishments to suspend any on-premises consumption of food or alcohol. Those establishments, however, will be permitted to operate their kitchens for the purpose of providing delivery or take-out services. MORE.


As of the most recent results, this is the breakdown of SWFL cases:

COLLIER – 25 cases:

  • 30-year-old woman, traveled to Spain
  • 66-year-old man, traveled to France, Italy, Spain
  • 33-year-old man, traveled to Spain
  • 26-year-old man, traveled to France, Italy, Spain
  • 47-year-old man, traveled to France, Italy, Spain
  • 82-year-old man, no travel
  • 31-year-old woman, traveled to Egypt
  • 59-year-old man, traveled to Japan
  • 77-year-old man, no travel – no contact with known case
  • 49-year-old woman, no travel – no contact with known case
  • 76-year-old man, traveled to NY – contact with known case
  • 28-year-old man, traveled to Italy
  • 73-year-old man, traveled to Egypt
  • 68-year-old woman, traveled to Egypt
  • 64-year-old woman, traveled to Egypt
  • 64-year-old man, traveled to FL/HI – non-FL resident
  • 79-year-old woman, traveled to CT – non-FL resident
  • 19-year-old man, traveled to Italy
  • 80-year-old man, unknown travel
  • 64-year-old man, no travel
  • 59-year-old man, traveled to Canada
  • 62-year-old woman, no travel
  • 61-year-old man, traveled to Canada
  • 76-year-old man, traveled to St. Martin
  • 75-year-old man, no travel – no contact with known case

LEE – 14 cases:

  • 80-year-old man, no travel – contact with known case
  • 69-year-old man, no travel – unknown if contact
  • 79-year-old man, no travel – contact with known case
  • 67-year-old man, no travel – no contact
  • 66-year-old man, traveled to Colombia and Ecuador
  • 72-year-old woman, travel unknown – contact with known case
  • 77-year-old man (deceased), no travel
  • 77-year-old woman (deceased), traveled to Dominican Republic
  • 77-year-old man, traveled to Dominican Republic
  • 65-year-old woman, unknown travel, non-FL resident
  • 57-year-old man, traveled to FL, France, UK – non-FL resident
  • 72-year-old woman, no travel – unknown if contact, non-FL resident
  • 67-year-old man, no travel – contact with known case
  • 23-year-old, unknown if travel related

CHARLOTTE – 2 cases:

  • 54-year-old woman, traveled to Egypt and Israel
  • 55-year-old man, unknown travel


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 responses will be sent during call center hours.

LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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