Saturday, April 04, 2020

Only 111 Coronavirus Tests In Hendry, 13 In Glades

Today, the Florida Department of Health said the state’s most recent milestone in the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19 is the testing of more than 100,000 Floridians. Florida is now the state with the second-highest number of tested individuals, New York testing more individuals, being the epicenter now of the world's largest outbreak of COVID-19.

But, only 111 tests have been given in Hendry county with a population of 41,000, 99 tests in Okeechobee county, and only 13 in Glades county.

The Department has coordinated the establishment and continuing operations of eight state-supported COVID-19 testing sites, located in Florida’s largest communities in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Tampa, and Jacksonville:

The Hard Rock Stadium in Miami
South Dade Government Center in Miami-Dade County
Marlins Stadium in Miami
The Orange County Convention Center
TIAA Bank Field Lot J in Jacksonville
CB Smith Park in Broward County
The FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in Palm Beach County
Raymond James Stadium in Tampa

These eight sites have conducted more than 24,000 tests.

Top Ten States for COVID-19 Testing
New York: 283,621
Florida: 102,108
California: 94,800
Washington: 82,599
New Jersey: 75,356
Pennsylvania: 70,030
Texas: 63,751
Massachusetts: 62,962
Louisiana: 58,498
Illinois: 48,048

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