Florida Department of Health (Updated 5/17/2020 at 12:00 pm)
~44,369 positive cases in Florida residents and 1,219 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 29,600 test results were reported to the Department of Health on Saturday, May 16. Today, as of 11 a.m., there are 777 new positive COVID-19 cases (762 Florida residents and 15 non-Florida residents) and nine 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 16, 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, 883 individuals that were staff or residents of a long-term care facility have died.
There are a total of 45,588 Florida cases** with 1,973 deaths related to COVID-19.
Since 11 a.m. on May 16, nine people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Citrus, Dade, Desoto, Duval, Hillsborough, Martin and Polk 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 5/17/2020)
Globally 4,529,027 cases (100,096)
307,565 deaths (5,038)
Western Pacific Region 167,546 cases (825)
6,730 deaths (33)
European Region 1,874,075 cases (22,184)
166,121 deaths (930)
South-East Asia Region 134,531 cases (6,536)
4,351 deaths (150)
Eastern Mediterranean Region 326,568 cases (10,900)
9,841 deaths (140)
Region of the Americas 1,966,932 cases (57,449)
118,799 deaths (3,742)
African Region 58,663 cases (2,202)
1,710 deaths (43)
- Presidents Carlos Alvarado Quesada of Costa Rica and Sebastián Piñera of Chile joinedthe WHO Director General Dr Tedros on 15 May to announce progress on a technology platform that aims to lift access barriers to effective vaccines, medicines and other health products against COVID-19. The platform,
which will officially launch on 29 May, will pool data, knowledge and intellectual property for existing or new COVID-19 health products to deliver ‘global public goods’ for all people and all countries.
- Japan has agreed to contribute over US$2.7 million to help nine countries in the Americas strengthen their capacities to detect cases, monitor, and control outbreaks of COVID-19, as well as ensure that reliable public health information on the COVID-19 pandemic is available to people involved in the
response and the general public.
- A community of youth influencers named the Global Shapers Community is working with the WHO Regional Office for Europe to ensure that tailored health advice reaches communities, families and individuals in countries across the European Region. This collaboration allows young community members to flag rumours, report on the tone of discussions on their channels and ask questions, as well as share information and project ideas to WHO. The information is then used by WHO to better tailor risk communication and address misinformation.