Saturday’s Coronavirus Updates: 200 new FL cases, 2 more deaths

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Coronavirus updates

As of 6 p.m. Saturday, there are 763 positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida, 105 up from the last update earlier Saturday, which is 200 total new cases confirmed on the day. 706 of the cases are Florida residents, 57 of them are non-Florida residents. There are now 12 total deaths in Florida, up from 10 Friday night.

One person who previously tested positive for COVID-19 has died in Broward County and one in Duval County.


  • Total number of cases: 763 (up from 658)
  • Number of Florida residents: 706 (up from 603)
  • Number of non-Florida residents: 57 (up from 55)


Total number of cases: 43

  • Lee County: 17 (up from 14)
  • Collier County: 28 (up from 27)
  • Charlotte County: 2 (unchanged)
  • Glades County: 0
  • Hendry County: 0

There have been 9,338 total tests administered in the state of Florida, with 763 positive tests. 7,570 tests have come back negative, and the remainder are pending, according to the FDOH website.

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Saturday COVID-19 headlines:

Governor says more mobile testing sites being prepared

Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference at the State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee Saturday, where he confirmed more mobile testing sites are being readied to respond to to the hundreds of people being tested for COVID-19 on a daily basis in the state.

The governor stressed mobile testing sites and response are being orchestrated in South Florida counties of Palm Beach County, Miami-Dade and Broward, where roughly 50% of COVID-19 cases exist in Florida, DeSantis said.

The governor said each of these testing sites is equipped to gather 2,500 collection samples.


  • The coronavirus task force held a briefing with President Donald Trump at the White House Saturday.

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Senator Scott shares his 30-day plan against coronavirus

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott shared a list of steps he believes, if all Floridians and Americans were to follow, would significantly decrease the effects of COVID-19 in the United States.

See the list he shared in a tweet below. He says those guidelines, if followed, could bring society back to normal in about 30 days.

Guidelines shared on U.S. Sen. Rick Scott’s official Twitter account.

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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