FL DOH Updates New COVID-19 Cases, 6 p.m. 3/22/20 Update

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Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, 6 p.m. Update

~Information released now includes data by city to keep Floridians informed~

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. The case-by-case daily report now includes city-level data to provide more information for Florida residents across the state. Today, as of 6 p.m., there are 1,007 total** Florida cases.

New Florida cases include:

  • 177 additional positive COVID-19 cases (169 Florida residents and 8 non-Florida residents) reported to the Florida Department of Health.
  • There are currently 937 positive cases in Florida residents and 70 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 937
Confirmed by DOH 370
Tested by private labs 567
Characteristics of Florida Resident Cases  
FL resident diagnosed & isolated out of state* 6
Deaths 13
Cases in Non-Florida Residents 70
Confirmed by DOH 31
Tested by private labs 39

 

Total Cases Overview 1007
Traveled 233
Contact with confirmed case 189
Travel & contact with confirmed case 131
Under Investigation 454

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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