Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces Four Deaths Related to COVID-19, 4/4/20 Evening Update

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April 04, 2020

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

~11,173 positive cases in Florida residents and 372 positive cases in non-Florida residents~

TALLAHASSEE — Today, the Florida Department of Health has released additional information on cases in the counties most impacted by COVID-19 through the twice-daily report. Information now available for these counties now includes breakouts for race and ethnicity, and hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive individuals, as well as county-wide information on daily percent of emergency department visits that result in cough-associated admissions, and the daily percent of emergency department visits that mention cough, fever, and/or shortness of breath.

To keep Florida residents and visitors safe, informed and aware about the status of the virus, the Florida Department of Health maintains a COVID-19 dashboard that is updated twice daily. We also encourage all Floridians to take the COVID-19 Community Action Survey by visiting www.StrongerThanC19.com.

Today, as of 6 p.m., there are 11,545 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 11,725 tests performed on April 3, there were 1,597 positive results, or 14 percent.

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

New Florida cases include:

  • 434 additional positive COVID-19 cases (413 Florida residents and 21 non-Florida residents) reported to the Florida Department of Health.
  • There are currently 11,173 positive cases in Florida residents and 372 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 11173
Confirmed by DOH 1400
Tested by private labs 9773
Characteristics of Florida Resident Cases  
FL resident diagnosed & isolated out of state* 9
Deaths 195
Cases in Non-Florida Residents 372
Confirmed by DOH 74
Tested by private labs 298

 

Total Cases Overview 11545
Traveled 1065
Contact with confirmed case 1882
Travel & contact with confirmed case 695
Under Investigation 7531

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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