FL Dept of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces 13 Deaths Related to COVID-19, 4/8/20 Morning Update


April 08, 2020

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

~15,003 positive cases in Florida residents and 453 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. We also encourage all Floridians to take the COVID-19 Community Action Survey by visiting www.StrongerThanC19.com.

Today, as of 11 a.m., there are 15,456 total** Florida cases.

While Florida’s testing has increased over the past week, the percent of those testing positive for COVID-19 overall is 11 percent. Of the 12,590 tests performed on April 7, there were 1,243 positive results, or 10 percent.

Thirteen people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Broward, Dade, Highlands, Monroe and Palm Beach counties.

New Florida cases include:

  • 709 additional positive COVID-19 cases (701 Florida residents and 8 non-Florida residents) reported to the Florida Department of Health.
  • There are currently 15,003 positive cases in Florida residents and 453 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 15003
Confirmed by DOH 1788
Tested by private labs 13215
Characteristics of Florida Resident Cases  
FL resident diagnosed & isolated out of state* 9
Deaths 309
Cases in Non-Florida Residents 453
Confirmed by DOH 88
Tested by private labs 365


Total Cases Overview 15456
Traveled 1241
Contact with confirmed case 2791
Travel & contact with confirmed case 874
Under Investigation 10097

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.