Daily Stats (Updated 4/2/2020 at 8:30 pm)
- 45 COVID-19 patients isolated in our hospitals
- Submitted 3,337 specimens for testing
- Discharged 17 patients
- 184 employees quarantined; Eight employees exposed at work and positive with COVID-19
- Click here for table showing specimens sent to the lab, positive cases currently in our hospitals, presumptive positive cases and telemedicine visits.
~8,694 positive cases in Florida residents and 314 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 6 p.m., there are 9,008 total** Florida cases.
While Florida’s testing has increased over the past week, the percent of those testing positive for COVID-19 overall is 11 percent. Of the 9,198 tests performed on April 1, there were 1,199 positive results, or 13 percent.
Sixteen people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Collier, Dade, Duval, Osceola, Palm Beach, Sarasota, St. Lucie and Sumter counties.
New Florida cases include:
- 998 additional positive COVID-19 cases (977 Florida residents and 21 non-Florida residents) reported to the Florida Department of Health.
- There are currently 8,694 positive cases in Florida residents and 314 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.
World Health Organization Update
SITUATION IN NUMBERS total (new) cases in last 24 hours
(last updated 10:00 AM CET 4/2/2020)
No new countries/territories/areas reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24
WHO has released a Medical Product Alert that warns consumers, healthcare
professionals, and health authorities against a growing number of falsified
medical products that claim to prevent, detect, treat or cure COVID-19. Find
WHO is working with Iraq to increase surveillance and response capacities.
WHO has printed hundreds of thousands of prevention and transmission
control messages, taken mobile health teams to the streets, and delivered
urgent consignments of personal protective equipment (PPE) and laboratory
test kits. More information can be found here.
WHO has been working with governments and partners around the world,
across many areas of activity: conducting needs assessments, providing hand
sanitizers and masks for health professionals, providing training on the clinical
management of patients with COVID-19, collaborating with local media
outlets and conducting awareness raising activities, delivering test kits,
conducting simulation exercises, and shipping personal protective equipment
through WHO logistical hubs. As an example, WHO EURO has released a photo
story of WHO’s activities in Kyrgyzstan, available here.
Our understanding of the transmission of COVID-19 virus continues to
improve with the evolution of the outbreak. For more, see ‘Subject in Focus’