FL DOH Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces 2 New Deaths Related to COVID-19, 3/24/20 6 p.m. Update


lorida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces Two New Deaths Related to COVID-19, 6 p.m. Update

~1,379 positive cases in Florida Residents and 88 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 6 p.m., there are 1,467 total** Florida cases.

Two people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Pinellas and Lee counties.

New Florida cases include:

  • 55 additional positive COVID-19 cases (49 Florida residents and 6 non-Florida residents) reported to the Florida Department of Health.
  • There are currently 1,379 positive cases in Florida residents and 88 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 1379
Confirmed by DOH 442
Tested by private labs 937
Characteristics of Florida Resident Cases  
FL resident diagnosed & isolated out of state* 6
Deaths 20
Cases in Non-Florida Residents 88
Confirmed by DOH 33
Tested by private labs 55


Total Cases Overview 1467
Traveled 277
Contact with confirmed case 267
Travel & contact with confirmed case 190
Under Investigation 733

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.