Florida state health officials reported 19 additional positive COVID-19 cases (14 Florida residents and 5 non-Florida residents) bringing the state total to 155.
As of noon, of the 155 total Florida cases, there are currently 137 positive cases in Florida Residents and 18 positive cases in non-Florida residents.
To date, Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties have reported the most cases.
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 will run tests as they receive swab samples from practitioners. Testing and reporting times will vary among commercial and DOH laboratories. Demographic information may be updated during investigations.
In addition, the Florida Department of Health announced the launch of a new COVID-19 Case Dashboard.
To keep Florida residents and visitors safe, informed and aware about the status of the virus, this dashboard will be updated twice daily.