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


April 19, 2020

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

~25,300 positive cases in Florida residents and 696 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 is updated twice daily. Today, as of 11 a.m., there are 25,996 total** Florida cases.

There are currently 303 long-term care facilities with positive cases of COVID-19. The Florida Department of Health has published the list hereThe twice daily COVID-19 report also includes information by county about deaths related to staff or residents in long-term care facilities. Of the 1,785 cases of residents or staff in long-term care facilities, 715 have died. 

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 10,306 tests performed on April 18, there were 1,068 positive results, or 10 percent.

Sixteen people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 Clay, Dade, Indian River, Okaloosa, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties.

New Florida cases include:

  • 504 additional positive COVID-19 cases (503 Florida residents and 1 non-Florida resident) reported to the Florida Department of Health.
  • There are currently 25,300 positive cases in Florida residents and 696 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 25,300
Confirmed by DOH 2,901
Tested by private labs 22,399
Characteristics of Florida Resident Cases  
FL resident diagnosed & isolated out of state* 9
Deaths 764 
Cases in Non-Florida Residents 696
Confirmed by DOH 105
Tested by private labs 591


Total Cases Overview 25,996
Traveled 1,590
Contact with confirmed case 6,893
Travel & contact with confirmed case 1,305
Under Investigation 15,512

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.