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Update 3/30 11 a.m.
Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces Three New Deaths Related to COVID-19, Morning Update

~5,276 positive cases in Florida residents and 197 positive cases in non-Florida residents~

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. Today, as of 11 a.m., there are 5,473 total** Florida cases.

While Florida’s testing has increased over the past week, the percent of those testing positive for COVID-19 overall is 10 percent. Of the 7,755 tests performed on March 29, there were 1,018 positive results, or 13 percent.

Three people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 in DeSoto, Okaloosa and Palm Beach counties.

New Florida cases include:

523 additional positive COVID-19 cases (508 Florida residents and 15 non-Florida residents) reported to the Florida Department of Health.
There are currently 5,276 positive cases in Florida residents and 197 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.

Confirmed Cases in Florida Residents

5276

Confirmed by DOH

876

Tested by private labs

4400

Characteristics of Florida Resident Cases

FL resident diagnosed & isolated out of state*

9

Deaths

63

Cases in Non-Florida Residents

197

Confirmed by DOH

53

Tested by private labs

143

Total Cases Overview

5473

Traveled

598

Contact with confirmed case

749

Travel & contact with confirmed case

394

Under Investigation

3535

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