FL Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces 27 Deaths Related to COVID-19, 4/2/20 Morning Update


April 02, 2020

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

~7,717 positive cases in Florida residents and 293 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 8,010 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 9,198 tests performed on April 1, there were 1,199 positive results, or 13 percent.

Twenty-seven people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Broward, Clay, Dade, Duval, Flagler, Hillsborough, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties.

New Florida cases include:

  • 237 additional positive COVID-19 cases (222 Florida residents and 15 non-Florida residents) reported to the Florida Department of Health.
  • There are currently 7,717 positive cases in Florida residents and 293 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 7717
Confirmed by DOH 1066
Tested by private labs 6651
Characteristics of Florida Resident Cases  
FL resident diagnosed & isolated out of state* 9
Deaths 128
Cases in Non-Florida Residents 293
Confirmed by DOH 66
Tested by private labs 227


Total Cases Overview 8010
Traveled 849
Contact with confirmed case 1266
Travel & contact with confirmed case 537
Under Investigation 5065

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.

More Information on COVID-19


To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage. For information and advisories from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), please visit the CDC COVID-19 website. For more information about current travel advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State, please visit the travel advisory website.


For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the Department’s dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling 1-(866) 779-6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours per day. Inquiries may also be emailed to COVID-19@flhealth.gov.