Tuesday’s Coronavirus Updates: FGCU confirms third case

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Coronavirus updates

As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, there have been 21,628 positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 20,984 Florida residents and 630 non-Florida residents. There are deaths reported and 3,050 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 206,537 tests administered in Florida. A total of 21,628 tests have come back positive, and 183,694 tests have come back negative. The remainder are still pending, according to the FDOH website.

One new death in Southwest Florida was a 71-year-old Lee County man who did not travel but did have contact with someone positive for COVID-19.


Total number of cases: 21,628 (up from 21,367)
Deaths: 571 (up from 524)

  • 609 total cases reported Tuesday
  • 72 total deaths reported Tuesday


Total in SWFL: 1,210 (up from 1,201)
Deaths: 33 (up from 31)

  • 24 new cases reported Tuesday
  • 1 new death reported Tuesday

Lee County: 657 (up from 650) – 1 new death
Collier County: 380 (up from 379)
Charlotte County: 123 (up from 122)
DeSoto County: 22 (unchanged)
Glades County: 5 (unchanged)
Hendry County: 23 (unchanged)

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


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FGCU student tests positive

Florida Gulf Coast University said Tuesday evening that a student who lives in West Lake Village near campus has tested positive for COVID-19.

The student has been isolated. FGCU said s/he was last on campus April 8 at Student Health Services, which has been closed for decontamination. It will reopen Thursday.

FGCU said it will contact anyone who may have had contact with the student.

The university previously confirmed April 9 that a student in West Lake Village and a staff member had tested positive.


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 covid-19@flhealth.gov. Email responses will be sent during call center hours.

LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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