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Florida Department of Health (Updated 5/5/2020 at 4:00 pm)
~36,492 positive cases in Florida residents and 947 positive cases in non-Florida residents~ 
TALLAHASSEE —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 23,800 test results were reported to the Department of Health on Monday, May 4. Today, as of 11 a.m., there are 542 new positive COVID-19 cases (523 Florida residents and 19 non-Florida residents) and seventy-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 8 percent. On May 4, 2.6 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, 534 individuals that were staff or residents of a long-term care facility have died.
There are a total of 37,439 Florida cases** with 1,471 deaths related to COVID-19.
Since 11 a.m. on May 4, seventy-two people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Dade, Escambia, Flagler, Hendry, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Suwannee and Volusia 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.

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World Health Organization Update

SITUATION IN NUMBERS total (new) cases in last 24 hours 

(last updated 10:00 AM CET 5/5/2020)

Globally 3 517 345 cases (81 454)
243 401 deaths (3797)
Western Pacific Region 153 868 cases (1096)
6287 deaths (29)
European Region 1 566 684 cases (22539)
145 602 deaths (1615)
South-East Asia Region 72 688 cases (5015)
2682 deaths (219)
Eastern Mediterranean Region 213 376 cases (7077)
8115 deaths (144)
Region of the Americas 1 477 447 cases (43691)
79 590 deaths (1763)
African Region 32 570 cases (2036)
1112 deaths (27)
  • Every year on May 5 we celebrate Hand Hygiene Day to mobilize people around the world to increase adherence to hand hygiene practices in healthcare facilities. In his media briefing, the Director-General remindedus that ‘around the world, fewer than two-thirds of healthcare facilities are equipped with hand hygiene stations, and 3 billion people lack soap and water at home’. Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh,
  • WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia, said that ‘Effective infection prevention and control measures, including hand hygiene, are crucial to ensuring health facilities do not become hubs of COVID-19 transmission’.
  • A WHO COVID-19 mission has arrived in Tajikistan to support the country’s response to the pandemic.  Today also marks the International Day of the Midwife. Midwives provide life-saving services to pregnant women, ensuring healthy outcomes for women and their babies. As the Director-General said in his media briefing, ‘They’re risking their lives to give life to others.’ WHO Regional Office for Europe has released a news article of the experiences of a midwife in Italy.
  • Yesterday leaders from 40 countries around the world came together to support the Access to COVID19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, a WHO initiative to support the development, production and equitable distribution of vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics against COVID-19. Some €7.4 billion were pledged, in what the Director-General described as a ‘powerful and inspiring demonstration of global solidarity’.