Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: Over 47,400 confirmed cases in Florida

By | May 21, 2020


As of Thursday at 7 a.m., there have been 47,471 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 46,197 Florida residents and 1,274 non-Florida residents. There are 2,096 deaths reported and 8,681 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 772,669 tests administered in Florida. A total of 47,471 tests have come back positive, and 723,877 tests have come back negative. The remainder are still pending, according to the FDOH website.

The state has also released a list of long-term care facilities where cases have been reported.

*Numbers are released by the DOH daily at approximately 11 a.m.


Total number of cases: 47,471 (up from 46,944)
Deaths: 2,096 (up from 2,052)

  • 527 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 44 total new deaths reported Wednesday


Total in SWFL: 3,322 (up from 3,248)
Deaths: 200 (up from 193)

  • 74 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 7 total new deaths reported Wednesday

Lee County: 1,542 (up from 1,520) – 89 deaths
Collier County: 1,058 (up from 1,030) – 40 deaths
Charlotte County: 398 (up from 392) – 51 deaths (7 new deaths)
DeSoto County: 80 (up from 69) – 7 deaths
Glades County: 16 (up from 13) – 1 death
Hendry County: 228 (up from 224) – 12 deaths

Click HERE for a SWFL case-by-case breakdown – updated daily.

*Editors note: The DOH has removed some previously reported positive cases from their report totals, causing fluctuations in case totals. The state does not track recoveries. WINK News is working to find out from DOH why these cases have been removed.





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The Florida Department of Health has opened a 24-hour COVID-19 Call Center at 1-866-779-6121. Questions may also be emailed to Email responses will be sent during call center hours.

LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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