Friday’s Coronavirus Updates: 69 new deaths reported in Florida, 9 in SWFL

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Coronavirus updates

As of 11 a.m. Friday, there have been 39,199 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 38,172 Florida residents and 1,027 non-Florida residents. There are 1,669 deaths reported and 6,929 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 514,017 tests administered in Florida. A total of 39,199 tests have come back positive, and 474,142 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: 39,199 (up from 38,828)
Deaths: 1,669 (up from 1,600)

  • 371 total new cases reported Friday
  • 69 total new deaths reported Friday


Total in SWFL: 2,424 (up from 2,398)
Deaths: 131 (up from 122)

  • 26 total new cases reported Friday
  • 9 total new deaths reported Friday

Lee County: 1,219 (up from 1,212) – 62 deaths (8 new deaths)
Collier County: 712 (up from 705) – 27 deaths
Charlotte County: 312 (up from 304) – 31 deaths (1 new death)
DeSoto County: 42 (unchanged) – 5 deaths
Glades County: 6 (unchanged) – 1 death
Hendry County: 133 (up from 129) – 5 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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Southwest Florida malls to reopen on Friday

You can finally get ready to shop—as three of Southwest Florida’s enclosed malls are reopening this morning.

The malls and shopping centers reopening are Port Charlotte Town Center, the Edison Mall in Fort Myers, and Coastland Center in Naples.

A good amount of people are expected to walk through the doors Friday morning when they open at 11 a.m.


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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