311,640 positive cases in Florida residents and 4,135 positive cases in non-Florida residents~
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health (DOH), in order to provide more comprehensive data, releases a report on COVID-19 cases in Florida once per day. The DOH COVID-19 dashboard is also providing updates once per day. The state also provides a report detailing surveillance data for every Florida county, which is available here.
In order to make the daily COVID-19 report easier to download and more accessible, the daily report will now separate case line data in a separate PDF. Both reports will continue to be updated daily. The case line data report is available here.
Test results for more than 116,300 individuals were reported to DOH as of midnight, on Wednesday, July 15. Today, as reported at 11 a.m., there are:
- 13,965 new positive COVID-19 cases (13,764 Florida residents and 201 non-Florida residents)
- 156 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19
On July 15, 12.94 percent of new cases** tested positive.
There are a total of 315,775 Florida cases*** with 4,677 deaths related to COVID-19.
Since July 15, the deaths of one hundred fifty-six Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Brevard, Collier, Dade, Desoto, Escambia, Flagler, Hernando, Hillsborough, Jackson, Lake, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Okaloosa, Orange, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Santa Rosa, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie and Sumter counties.
Florida long-term care facility 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 is available here, which is updated weekly.
- To date, 2,255 individuals that were staff or residents of a long-term care facility have died.
The antibody COVID-19 test results report will be provided once a week and contains county, race and lab information on antibody COVID-19 tests conducted in Florida. The report for antibody tests conducted by private health care providers is available here and the report for antibody tests conducted at state-supported COVID-19 testing sites is available here.
Select State-Supported COVID-19 Testing Sites to Offer Observed Self-Swab Testing for Symptomatic Individuals
~This pilot program will reduce wait time and expedite test results to symptomatic individuals~
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) announced that four state-supported drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites will begin offering separate, observed self-swab lanes to symptomatic individuals to reduce wait time at testing sites and to expedite their test results, beginning Friday, July 17.
This pilot program will begin at the following state-supported testing sites:
- War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale (Broward County)
- Regency Square Mall (Duval County)
- Orange County Convention Center (Orange County)
- Hard Rock Stadium (Miami-Dade County)
While appointments are not necessary to be tested, individuals going to the Orange County Convention Center and the Regency Square Mall sites can make an appointment at DoINeedACOVID19Test.com for their convenience. Appointments are not available at this time for self-swab testing at the Hard Rock Stadium or the War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale.
At the sites, symptomatic individuals will be directed to a separate lane for testing and will be provided an observed, self-swab test under the supervision of a health care professional.
Observed self-swab tests will be offered to those 5 and older with symptoms of COVID-19. Results from the self-swab test will be sent to a separate lab and will be available within 72 hours via e-mail. The Orange County Convention Center and the Hard Rock Stadium sites will be able to conduct up to 500 self-swabbing tests per day, the War Memorial Auditorium site will be able to conduct up to 1,000 self-swabbing tests per day and the Regency Square Mall site will be able to conduct up to 2,200 self-swabbing tests per day.
If the pilot program is successful, FDEM will expand this program to more state-run testing sites.
The state currently supports 50 COVID-testing sites across the state, with the capacity to cond