COVID-19 Update: Florida Department of Health Announces Six New Deaths, Total Reaches 85

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There are 634 additional positive COVID-19 cases in Florida

To keep Florida residents and visitors safe, informed and aware of 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 11 a.m., there are 6,338 total** Florida cases.

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — The Florida Department of Health Tuesday that there are now 6,338 total positive COVID-19 cases in Florida.

While Florida’s testing has increased over the past week, the percent of those testing positive for COVID-19 overall is 10 percent. Of the 7,474 tests performed on March 30, there were 1,006 positive results or 13 percent.

Six people died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Broward, Dade, Hillsborough, Palm Beach and Polk counties.

New Florida cases include 634 additional positive COVID-19 cases (607 Florida residents and 27 non-Florida residents) reported to the Florida Department of Health.

There are currently 6,096 positive cases in Florida residents and 242 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.

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.

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