Saturday’s Coronavirus Updates: US tops 20,000 deaths, over 1,100 cases in SWFL

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Coronavirus updates

As of 6 p.m. Saturday, there have been 18,986 positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 18,445 Florida residents and 541 non-Florida residents. There are 446 deaths reported and 2,607 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 175,834 tests administered in Florida. A total of 18,986 tests have come back positive, and 156,532 tests have come back negative. The remainder are still pending, according to the FDOH website.

The one reported death in SWFL was an 81-year-old Collier County man who tested positive for the virus and had traveled to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is unknown if he had contact with anyone positive for the virus.

According to data available on the FDOH dashboard, the United States has reached more than 20,000 patient deaths nationwide due to the coronavirus Saturday.


Total number of cases: 18,986 (up from 18,494)
Deaths: 446 (up from 438)

  • 1,018 total cases reported Saturday
  • 27 total deaths reported Saturday


Total in SWFL: 1,102 (up from 1,075)
Deaths: 29 (unchanged)

  • 27 new cases reported Saturday
  • 1 new death reported Saturday

Lee County: 598 (up from 584)
Collier County: 352 (up from 344)
Charlotte County: 112 (up from 107)
DeSoto County: 20 (unchanged)
Glades County: 4 (unchanged)
Hendry County: 16 (unchanged)

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


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