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Florida Department of Health (Updated 5/14/2020 at 12:00 pm)
~42,038 positive cases in Florida residents and 1,172 positive cases in non-Florida residents~
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health, in order to provide more comprehensive data, releases a report on COVID-19 cases in Florida once per day. The Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard is also providing updates once per day. The state also provides a report detailing surveillance data for every Florida county. Previously, this information was only available for select communities. The surveillance data report is available here.
More than 17,700 test results were reported to the Department of Health on Wednesday, May 13. Today, as of 11 a.m., there are 808 new positive COVID-19 cases (802 Florida residents and 6 non-Florida residents) and forty-eight deaths related to COVID-19.
While Florida’s testing has increased over the past week, the percent of those testing positive for COVID-19 overall is 7 percent. On May 13, 4.7 percent of new cases** tested positive.
The Florida Department of Health also releases a list of long-term care facilities in Florida associated with COVID-19 cases with active cases and number of deaths in each facility in order to provide real-time data. The list of long-term care facilities with active COVID-19 cases is available here. The list of long-term care facilities with deaths in available here. To date, 814 individuals that were staff or residents of a long-term care facility have died.
There are a total of 43,210 Florida cases** with 1,875 deaths related to COVID-19.
Since 11 a.m. on May 13, forty-eight people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Calhoun, Charlotte, Collier, Dade, Hendry, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, St. Johns and Suwannee counties.
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. This daily report 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 5/14/2020)
Globally 4 170 424 cases (81 577)
287 399 deaths (4 245)
Western Pacific Region 163 201 cases (1 329)
6 578 deaths (51)
European Region 1 780 316 cases (24 527)
159 799 deaths (1 918)
South-East Asia Region 110 932 cases (5 031)
3 746 deaths (149)
Eastern Mediterranean Region 284 270 cases (10 243)
9 259 deaths (121)
Region of the Americas 1 781 564 cases (37 847)
106 504 deaths (1 955)
African Region 49 429 cases (2 600)
1 500 deaths (51)
- WHO has published an annex to the guidance on considerations on adjusting public health and social measures (PHSM). The new annex provides a pragmatic decision process to help countries through adapting PHSM based on epidemiological and public health criteria.
- According to the 2020 World Health Statistics published by WHO today, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing significant loss of life, disrupting livelihoods, and threatening the recent advancesin health and progress towards global sustainable development goals.
- WHO has joined forces with the United Kingdom to run an awareness campaign named “Stop The Spread” about the risks of inaccurate and false information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Regional Director for the WHO Regional Office for the Americas, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne called on countries to “support their economies while building strong social protection networks and embracing evidence-based public health measures that are essential to saving lives”.
- In the ‘Subject in Focus’ below, we discuss newly released WHO guidelines for school-related public health measures.