Friday’s Coronavirus Updates: SWFL cases top 1,000, 3 new deaths

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Coronavirus updates

As of 6 p.m. Friday, there have been 17,968 positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 17,448 Florida residents and 520 non-Florida residents. There are 419 deaths reported and 2,496 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 165,686 tests administered in Florida. A total of 17,968 tests have come back positive and 147,461 tests have come back negative. The remainder is still pending, according to the FDOH website.

There are three new deaths that have been reported in Southwest Florida—two in Lee County and one in Charlotte County.


Total number of cases: 17,968 (up from 17,531)
Deaths: 419 (up from 390)

  • 1,142 total cases reported Friday
  • 48 total deaths reported Friday


Total in SWFL: 1,042 (up from 988)
Deaths: 28 (up from 25)

  • 99 new cases reported Friday
  • 3 new deaths reported Friday

Lee County: 572 (up from 522)
Collier County: 327 (up from 318)
Charlotte County: 104 (up from 85)
DeSoto County: 20 (unchanged)
Glades County: 4 (unchanged)
Hendry County: 15 (up from 14)

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


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  • 12 p.m. – Gov. DeSantis holds a briefing in Jacksonville regarding the latest updates on COVID-19.
  • 1 p.m. – The White House Coronavirus Task Force daily briefing

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