Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: 50 new reported cases, 5 new reported deaths in SWFL

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Coronavirus updates

As of 11 a.m. Thursday, there have been 33,690 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 32,801 Florida residents and 889 non-Florida residents. There are 1,268 deaths reported and 5,589 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 384,153 tests administered in Florida. A total of 33,690 tests have come back positive, and 348,715 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 daily at approximately 11 a.m.


Total number of cases: 33,690 (up from 33,193)
Deaths: 1,268 (up from 1,218)

  • 497 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 50 total new deaths reported Thursday


Total in SWFL: 1,971 (up from 1,921)
Deaths: 89 (up from 84)

  • 50 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 5 total new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: 1,021 (up from 1,003) – 43 deaths (2 new deaths)
Collier County: 596 (up from 581) – 19 deaths (2 new deaths)
Charlotte County: 236 (up from 223) – 18 deaths (1 new death)
DeSoto County: 29 (up from 28) – 4 deaths
Glades County: 6 (unchanged) – 1 death
Hendry County: 83 (up from 80) – 3 deaths

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

*Editors note: The DOH has removed some previously reported positive cases from their report totals, causing fluctuations in case totals. The state does not track recoveries. WINK News is working to find out from DOH why these cases have been removed.



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Starting May 4, restaurants and retail stores will be allowed to reopen, but only at 25 percent capacity – and they will have to maintain social distancing. Restaurants will also be allowed to offer outdoor seating, but with six feet of space between tables.

Phase one of the plan will also allow hospitals and surgical centers to restart non-essential, elective procedures throughout the state.


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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