As of 6 p.m. Monday, there have been 27,058 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 26,329 Florida residents and 729 non-Florida residents. There are 823 deaths reported and 4,000 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.
Five more deaths were recorded in Southwest Florida counties on Monday. Among them:
- Lee County: 92-year-old woman, not travel-related, no contact with a confirmed case;
- Charlotte County: 85-year-old man, not travel-related, had contact with a confirmed case, and an 81-year-old woman, not travel-related, no contact with a confirmed case;
- Collier County: 88-year-old woman, not travel-related, had contact with a confirmed case;
- Hendry County: 77-year-old man, not travel-related, had contact with a confirmed case.
There have been 273,552 tests administered in Florida. A total of 27,058 tests have come back positive, and 244,711 tests have come back negative. The remainder are still pending, according to the FDOH website.
The state has also released a list of long-term care facilities where cases have been reported.
*Numbers are released by the DOH twice daily at approximately 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Total number of cases: 27,058 (up from 26,660)
Deaths: 823 (up from 789)
- 744 total new cases reported Monday
- 49 total new deaths reported Monday
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS
Total in SWFL: 1,467 (up from 1,454)
Deaths: 54 (up from 49)
- 27 total new cases reported Monday
- 5 total new deaths reported Monday
Lee County: 785 (up from 779) – 28 deaths
Collier County: 470 (up from 465) – 9 deaths
Charlotte County: 139 (unchanged) – 11 deaths
DeSoto County: 24 (unchanged) – 4 deaths
Glades County: 5 (unchanged) – 1 death
Hendry County: 44 (up from 42) – 1 death
Click HERE for a SWFL case-by-case breakdown – updated daily.
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MONDAY COVID-19 HEADLINES
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- Harry Chapin Food Bank mobile pantry schedule, week of April 20
- 5 p.m. – White House Coronavirus Taskforce Briefing
IF YOU FEEL SICK:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Email responses will be sent during call center hours.
LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates
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