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FDOH provides morning update: 1,682 total cases of COVID-19

By Staff | Mar 25, 2020

The Florida Department of Health reports that as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, there are 1,682 total cases in the state as well as two additional deaths related to the new coronavirus.

Two patients have died in Pasco and Sarasota counties.

New Florida cases include:

* 215 additional positive COVID-19 cases (204 Florida residents and 11 non-Florida residents) reported to the Florida Department of Health.

* There are currently 1,583 positive cases in Florida residents and 99 positive cases in non-Florida residents.

In Lee County, there have been 367 tests reported, with 325 testing negative and 42 testing positive. According to the DOH, an additional 27 cases are awaiting state public health laboratory testing.

The following areas in Lee reported positive cases in Florida residents:

* Bonita Springs: 3

* Cape Coral: 5

* Estero: 2

* Fort Myers: 20

* Fort Myers Beach: 1

* Missing: 3*

* North Fort Myers: 2

* Sanibel: 1

*DOH officials reported that the city name was not entered when the test results were.

In addition, the DOH reported that there have been three recorded deaths among Florida residents to date for Lee County, including a 77-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man and a 67-year-old man.

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, officials said.

For more detail on Florida resident cases, visit the live DOH Dashboard online or see the full attached report.

To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, visit the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage. For information and advisories from the Centers for Disease Control, visit the CDC COVID-19 website. For more information about current travel advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State, visit the travel advisory website.

For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, contact the Department’s dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling 1-866-779-6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours per day. Inquiries may also be emailed to COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

Source: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida