Wednesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 68 new deaths reported in Florida, 10 new deaths in SWFL

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Coronavirus updates

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 38,002 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 37,020 Florida residents and 982 non-Florida residents. There are 1,539 deaths reported and 6,557 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 482,005 tests administered in Florida. A total of 38,002 tests have come back positive, and 442,049 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: 38,002 (up from 37,439)
Deaths: 1,539 (up from 1,471)

  • 563 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 68 total new deaths reported Tuesday


Total in SWFL: 2,315 (up from 2,246)
Deaths: 120 (up from 110)

  • 69 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 10 total new deaths reported Tuesday

Lee County: 1,176 (up from 1,160) – 54 deaths (5 new deaths)
Collier County: 677 (up from 656 ) – 27 deaths (2 new deaths)
Charlotte County: 294 (up from 269) – 29 deaths (3 new deaths)
DeSoto County: 42 (up from 40) – 4 deaths
Glades County: 6 (unchanged) – 1 death
Hendry County: 120 (up from 115 ) – 5 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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