Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces Thirty-One Deaths Related to COVID-19, Morning Update~15,883 positive cases in Florida residents and 481 positive cases in non-Florida residents~
212 Confirmed Cases in Polk County and 6 confirmed deaths to date
77 year old female, 60 year old male, 73 year old female, 68 year old male, 66 year old female, and an 84 year old male.
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. We also encourage all Floridians to take the COVID-19 Community Action Survey by visiting www.StrongerThanC19.com. Today, as of 11 a.m., there are 16,364 total** Florida cases. The percent of those testing positive for COVID-19 overall is 11 percent. Of the 7,066 tests performed on April 8, there were 1,294 positive results, or 18 percent. While there has been an increase in percentage, the overall number of people who tested positive for the virus on April 8 is not significantly higher than previous days. An increase in percent positives may reflect more spread of the virus, however it may also be a product of more targeted testing in high-risk groups. The Florida Department of Health will continue to monitor this data closely and use it to inform decisions. Thirty-one people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Baker, Broward, Dade, Duval, Hillsborough, Manatee, Palm Beach and Volusia counties. New Florida cases include:
- 666 additional positive COVID-19 cases (649 Florida residents and 17 non-Florida residents) reported to the Florida Department of Health.
- There are currently 15,883 positive cases in Florida residents and 481 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.
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.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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (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 [email protected].About the Florida Department of HealthThe 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.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @HealthyFla. For more information please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov.