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State reports third straight day of 1,000 new coronavirus cases

By Staff | Jun 5, 2020

By the Numbers

As of 11 a.m. Friday, there are 61,488 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Florida, an increase of 1,305 since FDOH’s last update Thursday morning.

More than 32,400 test results were reported to the Department of Health on Thursday, June 4. Of those reported tests, 3.4 percent tested positive.

This is the third straight day the state has reported more than 1,000 new cases per day.

The death toll increased by 53 from 11 a.m. Thursday to 11 a.m. Friday, reported among Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Gadsden, Hillsborough, Indian River, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Sarasota, Volusia and Washington counties.

A total of 1,135,865 individuals have been tested: 1,073,452 have tested negative, 925 tests were inconclusive and 1,193 tests are pending results. Of those testing positive, 10,794 have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. There have been 2,660 deaths.

While Florida’s testing has increased over the past week, the percent of those testing positive for COVID-19 overall is 5 percent.

In Lee County, 2,200 individuals have tested positive as of 11 a.m. Friday; 900 in Fort Myers, 403 in Cape Coral, 497 in Lehigh Acres, 144 in Bonita Springs, 70 in Estero, 66 in North Fort Myers, 12 in Sanibel, 14 on Fort Myers Beach, eight in Alva, three on Matlacha, one on Captiva, one in Bokeelia, one in Tice one in Miromar Lakes and one in Boca Grande. 15 cases were not identified by community.

Positive COVID-19 cases in the county have ranged from infants to a 101 year old. Lee County saw its first two cases on March 7, when a man and a woman, each 77, tested positive. They had traveled to the Dominican Republic.

There have been 114 deaths in Lee County, no increase from yesterday. All but five deaths occurred in patients over 60.

As of Friday, Lee Health had 123 COVID-19 patients isolated in system hospitals. A total of 555 patients who had tested positive have been discharged, including six on Thursday.

This is the fifth straight day with a rise in patients per day at Lee Health facilities.

The system has submitted a total of 18,707 specimens for testing, with two results currently pending.

Lee Health’s mobile collection site on Thursday collected 182 specimens and had a total of 599 telemedicine visits.

Current bed capacity is at 77 percent, with 10 percent of those being COVID-19 patients.

As of Friday, 74 percent of ventilators and 8 percent of ICU rooms are available for use across Lee Health facilities.

COVID-19 is a highly contagious viral disease. For most individuals, symptoms are mild. For a minority, the disease becomes a type of viral pneumonia with severe complications. Especially at risk are those who are older, those with underlying health conditions and the immune-compromised.

Officials strongly urges all members of the public who can, remain at home so as to limit exposure and so limit the number of cases so as to not overwhelm the health care system with at-risk and severe cases.

For more detail on Florida resident cases, visit the live DOH Dashboard.

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.