The Village of Estero will be forwarding the latest information flowing from state and local government and health organizations pertaining to the coronavirus in an effort to guarantee that Estero residents have access to latest information. The information provided below was developed by our partner agencies for public consumption.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2020 PM
Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com
Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces Two New Deaths Related to COVID-19, 6 p.m. Update
~1,379 positive cases in Florida Residents and 88 positive cases in non-Florida residents~
TALLAHASSEE — To keep Florida residents and visitors safe, informed and aware about the status of the virus, The Florida Department of Health has launched a COVID-19 dashboard that will be updated twice daily. Today, as of 6 p.m., there are 1,467 total** Florida cases.
Two people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Pinellas and Lee counties.
New Florida cases include:
- 55 additional positive COVID-19 cases (49 Florida residents and 6 non-Florida residents) reported to the Florida Department of Health.
- There are currently 1,379 positive cases in Florida residents and 88 positive cases in non-Florida residents.
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. These twice daily reports reflect the state’s efforts to accurately and transparently share information.
More information on a case-by-case basis can also be found here.