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There have been 69 new deaths reported in Florida and 9 within the SWFL

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Coronavirus updates

FORT MYERS

There were 39,199 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida at 11 a.m. on Friday. The case number includes 38,172 Florida residents and 1,027 non-Florida residents. According to the Florida Department of Health, 1,669 deaths and 6,929 hospital admissions have been reported.

514,017 tests were conducted in Florida. A total of 39,199 tests were positive and 474,142 tests were negative. The rest is still pending, according to the FDOH website.

The state has also published a list of long-term care facilities where cases have been reported.

* The numbers are published daily by the DOH at around 11 a.m.

STATE NUMBERS

Total number of cases: 39,199 (versus 38,828)
Deaths: 1,669 (versus 1,600)

  • A total of 371 new cases were reported on Friday
  • A total of 69 new deaths were reported on Friday

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS

Total in the SWFL: 2,424 (compared to 2,398)
Deaths: 131 (out of 122)

  • A total of 26 new cases were reported on Friday
  • A total of 9 new deaths were reported on Friday

Lee County: 1,219 (down from 1,212) – 62 deaths (8 new deaths)
Collier County: 712 (out of 705) – 27 deaths
Charlotte County: 312 (of 304) – 31 deaths (1 new death)
DeSoto County: 42 (unchanged) – 5 deaths
Glades County: 6 (unchanged) – 1 death
Hendry County: 133 (out of 129) – 5 deaths

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

* Editor’s note: The DOH has removed some previously reported positive cases from its report totals, which has resulted in fluctuations in the number of cases. The state does not pursue restorations. WINK News is working to find out from DOH why these cases were removed.

FRIDAY COVID-19 HEADLINES

UPCOMING BRIEFINGS:

11 a.m. DeSantis holds a press conference in Jacksonville
12:30 p.m. Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds a briefing
1:30 p.m. DeSantis holds a press conference in West Palm Beach LOOK HERE

RESOURCES

HIRE NOW: SWFL Firms Create Jobs As Business Revives Amid Coronavirus Crisis

LATEST CLOSURES: Business Updates and Store Closures in Southwest Florida

#GulfshoreStrong: Covering people who make a difference in the SWFL

FOOD PANTRIES: Harry Chapin’s mobile pantry schedule, week of May 4th

The shopping malls in southwest Florida will reopen on Friday

You can finally get ready to shop – three of the closed malls in southwest Florida will reopen this morning.

The reopened malls and malls are Downtown Port Charlotte, Edison Mall in Fort Myers, and Coastland Center in Naples.

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

If you feel sick:

The Florida Department of Health has opened a 24-hour COVID-19 call center at 1-866-779-6121. Questions can also be sent by email to [email protected] E-mail responses are sent during call center hours.

SHORTCUT: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Updates

* The map is best viewed on a desktop computer. If you don’t see the map above, tap HERE for a full screen version.

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