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Florida Department of Health Update: 2,355 positive cases

By Staff | Mar 26, 2020

TALLAHASSEE -Today, as of 11 a.m., there are 2,355 total Florida cases.

Five people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Clay, Hillsborough and Orange counties.

New Florida cases include:

378 additional positive COVID-19 cases (368 Florida residents and 10 non-Florida residents) reported to the Florida Department of Health.

There are currently 2,235 positive cases in Florida residents and 120 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 at floridadisaster.org/globalassets/covid19/dailies/covid-19-data—daily-report-2020-03-26-1107.pdf.

For more detail on Florida resident cases, please visit the live DOH Dashboard at fdoh.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/8d0de33f260d444c852a615dc7837c86.

More Information on COVID-19

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

For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please 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.

About the Florida Department of Health

The Florida Department of Health, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

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