Florida Dept of Health
May 4, 2020
Editor’s Note: We will continue to update this page as new information is available.
Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces Twenty Deaths Related to COVID-19
~35,969 positive cases in Florida residents and 928 positive cases in non-Florida residents~
The state provides a report detailing surveillance data for every Florida county. Previously, this information was only available for select communities. The surveillance data report is available here.
More than 17,400 test results were reported to the Department of Health on Sunday, May 3. Today, as of 11 a.m., there are 819 new positive COVID-19 cases (811 Florida residents and 8 non-Florida residents) and twenty deaths related to COVID-19.
While Florida’s testing has increased over the past week, the percent of those testing positive for COVID-19 overall is 8 percent. On May 3, 5 percent of new cases** tested positive.
The Florida Department of Health also releases a list of long-term care facilities in Florida associated with COVID-19 cases with active cases and number of deaths in each facility in order to provide real-time data. The list of long-term care facilities with active COVID-19 cases is available here. The list of long-term care facilities with deaths in available here. To date, 497 individuals that were staff or residents of a long-term care facility have died.
There are a total of 36,897 Florida cases** with 1,399 deaths related to COVID-19.
Since 11 a.m. on May 3, twenty people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Broward, Collier, Dade, Duval, Hillsborough, Lee, Leon, Pinellas, St. Lucie and Walton counties.
At this time, we have not received an update from Nassau County Emergency Management. According to the Dept of Health, Nassau County cases remain the same as yesterday. At that time. the emergency management report indicated ” . . . the total case count to date to fifty-nine(57 residents & 2 non-residents) for Nassau County. As of this date, 40 individuals have been released from isolation.”