The state of Florida has the same number of pending Coronavirus tests as it reported yesterday – only 147. The number of samples sent to the state health lab that have come back negative for COVID-19 is also the same – 301. The state is monitoring the same number of people as it reported yesterday – 476. DOH updates its test statistics every morning.
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Meanwhile, the News Service of Florida reports the Florida Department of Health late Thursday reported 15 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus in the state. Five of the new cases were in Broward County, while two were in Palm Beach County and two were in Sarasota County. Alachua, Volusia, Duval, Clay, Hillsborough and Lee counties each had one new case, according to a news release from the Department of Health.
Seven of the new cases involved people at least 68 years old, but other cases involved a 20-year-old, a 24-year-old and a 25-year old. Three of the cases involved people from other states — New York, Massachusetts and Texas — who were in Florida. In all, the Department of Health said the state has had 42 cases of Floridians who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.
How can the county determine whether the virus is being transmitted through the county if no one is being test? -Inweekly