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Florida Department of Health (Updated 5/15/2020 at 12:00 pm)
~42,940 positive cases in Florida residents and 1,198 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 21,800 test results were reported to the Department of Health on Thursday, May 14. Today, as of 11 a.m., there are 928 new positive COVID-19 cases (902 Florida residents and 26 non-Florida residents) and forty-two 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 14, 4 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, 844 individuals that were staff or residents of a long-term care facility have died.
There are a total of 44,138 Florida cases** with 1,917 deaths related to COVID-19.
Since 11 a.m. on May 14, forty-two people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Alachua, Broward, Charlotte, Clay, Collier, Dade, Escambia, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and St. Lucie 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 5/15/2020)
Globally 4 338 658 cases 90 269)
297 119 deaths (5 073)
Western Pacific Region 165 550 cases (1 268)
6 664 deaths (42)
European Region 1 826 295 cases (24 627)
163 277 deaths (1 864)
South-East Asia Region 122 254 cases (5 637)
4 050 deaths (129)
Eastern Mediterranean Region 305 189 cases (11 384)
9 558 deaths (169)
Region of the Americas 1 864 468 cases (44 915)
111 934 deaths (2 813)
African Region 54 190 cases (2 438)
1 623 deaths (56)
- WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, urged countries in the region to lift public health and social measures (so called lockdowns) in a graded manner and that Local epidemiology should guide focused action in ‘new normal’ COVID-19 world.
- WHO Regional Director for Europe, Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, emphasized that “our behaviour today, will set the course for the pandemic”, and highlighted how behavioural insights are valuable to inform the planning of appropriate pandemic response measures.
- A UN policy brief on COVID-19 and mental health warns that substantial investment is needed to avert a mental health crisis. Reports already indicate an increase in symptoms of depression and anxiety in several countries.
- In the ‘Subject in Focus’ below, we highlight WHO’s continued collaboration with the aviation and tourism sectors.