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Florida Department of Health (Updated 5/8/2020 at 12:30 pm)
~38,172 positive cases in Florida residents and 1,027 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 19,900 test results were reported to the Department of Health on Thursday, May 7. Today, as of 11 a.m., there are 371 new positive COVID-19 cases (359 Florida residents and 12 non-Florida residents) and sixty-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 8 percent. On May 7, 1.8 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, 665 individuals that were staff or residents of a long-term care facility have died.
There are a total of 39,199 Florida cases** with 1,669 deaths related to COVID-19.
Since 11 a.m. on May 7, sixty-nine people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, 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 5/7/2020)

Globally 3 672 238 cases (83 465)
254 045 deaths (6539)
Western Pacific Region 156 184 cases (1300)
6361 deaths (34)
European Region 1 626 037 cases (32209)
150 238 deaths (2458)
South-East Asia Region 81 808 cases (4810)
2936 deaths (115)
Eastern Mediterranean Region 229 198 cases (7968)
8465 deaths (175)
Region of the Americas 1 542 829 cases (35681)
84 804 deaths (3734)
African Region 35 470 cases (1497)
1228 deaths (23)
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    countriesshould take into account when considering the easing of lockdown restrictions.
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    human challenge studies.