FL Dept of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces Six New Deaths Related to COVID-19, Morning Update, 3/31/20

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March 31, 2020

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Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces Six New Deaths Related to COVID-19, Morning Update

~6,096 positive cases in Florida residents and 242 positive cases in non-Florida residents~

TALLAHASSEE — 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 6,338 total** Florida cases.

While Florida’s testing has increased over the past week, the percent of those testing positive for COVID-19 overall is 10 percent. Of the 7,474 tests performed on March 30, there were 1,006 positive results, or 13 percent.

Six people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Broward, Dade, Hillsborough, Palm Beach and Polk counties.

New Florida cases include:

  • 634 additional positive COVID-19 cases (607 Florida residents and 27 non-Florida residents) reported to the Florida Department of Health.
  • There are currently 6,096 positive cases in Florida residents and 242 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.

More information on a case-by-case basis can also be found here.

Confirmed Cases in Florida Residents 6096
Confirmed by DOH 948
Tested by private labs 5148
Characteristics of Florida Resident Cases  
FL resident diagnosed & isolated out of state* 9
Deaths 77
Cases in Non-Florida Residents 242
Confirmed by DOH 59
Tested by private labs 183

 

Total Cases Overview 6338
Traveled 665
Contact with confirmed case 892
Travel & contact with confirmed case 436
Under Investigation 4103

For more detail on Florida resident cases, please visit the live DOH Dashboard here.

* Florida residents that are diagnosed with COVID-19 and isolated out of state are not reflected on the Florida map.

**Total cases overview includes positive cases in Florida residents and non-Florida residents tested in Florida.

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