Sunday’s Coronavirus Updates: 805 new state cases, 44 new SWFL cases, 2 new SWFL infant cases

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
Coronavirus updates

As of 6 p.m. Saturday, there have been 12,350 positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 11,961 Florida residents and 389 non-Florida residents. There are 221 deaths reported and 1,555 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

Sunday’s data from the state included positive tests of two infants in Collier County. No further information about those cases have been released.

A coronavirus patient in DeSoto County has died of COVID-19. The patient is confirmed to be a 77-year-old man, who is a Florida resident and had no recent travel history or known contact.

Two other patient deaths due to COVID-19 were confirmed in Marion County Sunday.

South Port Square in Charlotte County confirmed Sunday a second resident of its senior living community died of COVID-19. Two other residents are hospitalized and awaiting tests results for the coronavirus.

There have been 116,898 tests administered in Florida. A total of 12,350 tests have come back positive and 103,301 tests have come back negative. The remainder are still pending, according to the FDOH website.


Total number of cases: 12,350 (up from 12,151)
Deaths: 221 (up from 218)

Sunday’s state totals:

  • 805 new cases reported
  • 26 new deaths reported


Total in SWFL: 680 (up from 673)
Deaths: 17 (up from 16)

Sunday SWFL totals:

  • 44 new cases reported
  • 1 new death reported (DeSoto)

Lee County: 379 (up from 376)
Collier County: 231 (up from 229)
Charlotte County: 47 (up from 46)
DeSoto County: 12 (up from 11)
Glades County: 4 (unchanged)
Hendry County: 7 (unchanged)

Click HERE for a SWFL case-by-case breakdown – updated daily.

Correction: An earlier version of this story’s headline incorrectly stated patient conditions. Two infants have tested positive for coronavirus.


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Second resident of senior community in Charlotte County dies of COVID-19, two other waiting for results

In a letter dated April 3, South Port Square in Charlotte Harbor confirmed Sunday a second resident of its senior living community died of the coronavirus.

Along with the two resident who have died, there are two other residents currently hospitalized, with COVID-19 test results pending. South Port Square says the majority of employees and residents tested for COVID-19 have been negative for the virus.

MORE: Second South Port Square resident dies of COVID-19 in Charlotte County

New ‘Grab and Go’ meal site for Lee County students

The School District of Lee County has added Mariner High School in Cape Coral to its list of sites where families can pick up meals for students. All sites are open 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The district said that nearby Hector Cafferata Elementary has been serving more than 1,500 meals a day, so Mariner was added as an alternative.

The program to date has distributed more than 130,000 meals.


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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