PANHANDLE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Saturday, as of 11 a.m., there are 11,111 total** Florida cases.
While Florida’s testing has increased over the past week, the percent of those testing positive for COVID-19 overall is 11 percent. Of the 11,725 tests performed on April 3, there were 1,597 positive results, or 14 percent.
There are four new cases in Bay County, two more in Walton County, and one more in Calhoun County.
Twenty-one people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Bay, Broward, Dade, Escambia, Orange, Palm Beach, Polk, Seminole and Volusia counties.
New Florida cases include:
- 843 additional positive COVID-19 cases (835 Florida residents and 8 non-Florida residents) reported to the Florida Department of Health.
- There are currently 10,760 positive cases in Florida residents and 351 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.