Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases

Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces One New Death Related to COVID-19, 11 a.m. Update

768 positive cases in Florida Residents and 62 positive cases in non-Florida residents

TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) To keep Florida residents and visitors safe, informed and aware about the status of the virus, The Florida Department of Health has launched a COVID-19 dashboard that will be updated twice daily.  Today, as of 11 a.m., there are 830 total** Florida cases.

One person has died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Palm Beach County.

New Florida cases include:

  • 67 additional positive COVID-19 cases (62 Florida residents and 5 non-Florida residents) reported to the Florida Department of Health.
  • There are currently 768 positive cases in Florida residents and 62 positive cases in non-Florida residents.

Florida recently partnered with private laboratories around the state to expand COVID-19 laboratory testing capacity.  This partnership will increase the number of tests conducted each day and ensure Floridians receive the critical health information they need in a timely manner.

Expansion to private laboratories changes the COVID-19 testing landscape in Florida.  Private laboratories are running tests as they receive swab samples from practitioners.  Testing and reporting times vary among commercial and DOH laboratories.  Demographic information may be updated during investigations.  These twice daily reports reflect the state’s efforts to accurately and transparently share information.

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