COVID-19 Update: Florida Department of Health Announces Six New Deaths, Total Reaches 85
By Florida Department of Health // March 31, 2020
There are 634 additional positive COVID-19 cases in Florida
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.
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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