Wednesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 23 new cases in Lee County, state cases top 15,000

Wednesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 23 new cases in Lee County, state cases top 15,000

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 15,456 positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 15,003 Florida residents and 453 non-Florida residents. There are 309 deaths reported and 1,955 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health . There have been 144,570 tests administered in Florida. A total of 15,455 tests have come back positive and 127,679 tests have come back negative. The remainder is still pending, according to the FDOH website. STATEWIDE NUMBERS Total number of cases: 15,456 (up from 14,747) Deaths: 309 (up from 296) 709 total cases reported Wednesday 13 total deaths reported Wednesday SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS Total in SWFL: 847 (up from 806) Deaths: 22 (unchanged) 39 new cases reported Wednesday 0 new deaths reported Wednesday Lee County: 462 (up from 439) Collier County: 277 (up from 271) Charlotte County: 76 (up from 67) DeSoto County: 18 (up from 16) Glades County: 4 (unchanged) Hendry County: 10 (up from 9) Click HERE for a SWFL case-by-case breakdown – updated daily. RESOURCES NOW HIRING : SWFL companies adding jobs as business picks up amid coronavirus crisis LATEST CLOSURES : Southwest Florida business updates and store closings WEDNESDAY COVID-19 HEADLINES UPCOMING BRIEFINGS: 3 p.m. Gov. Rod DeSantis hold a meeting on COVID-19 response 5 p.m. The White House Coronavirus Task Force daily briefing Marco Island backtracks on plan to reopen beach access Marco Island announced Monday that they had v oted to open one public beach access for entrance and one for an exit. The idea was meant to give residents the ability to walk on the beach for exercise and some fresh air. However, the concern residents had was that it would give a reason for more people to come into the area, putting residents at a higher risk. On Wednesday […]

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