Friday’s Coronavirus Updates: 6,148 new cases, 228 new deaths reported in Florida

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
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A health care worker directs a person to use a nasal swab for a self administered test at a federally funded COVID-19 testing site at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium on July 23, 2020 in Miami. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

As of 11 a.m. Friday, there have been 563,285 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 557,337 Florida residents and 5,948 non-Florida residents. There are 9,141 Florida resident deaths reported, 135 non-resident deaths and 33,155 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

*Numbers are released by the DOH daily at approximately 11 a.m.


Total tested (residents): 4,148,396
Total tested (non-residents): 19,707
Total positive (residents): 557,337
Total positive (non-residents): 5,948
Total negative (residents): 3,584,565
Total negative (non-residents): 13,735
Percent positive (residents): 13.46%
Percent positive (non-residents): 30.22%

The remainder of the tests is still pending or inconclusive, according to the FDOH website.


Total number of recorded cases: 563,285 (up from 557,137)
Florida resident deaths: 9,141 (up from 8,913)
Non-resident deaths: 135 (up from 133)

  • 6,148 total new cases reported Friday
  • 228 total new resident deaths reported Friday
  • 2 total new non-resident deaths reported Friday


Total recorded cases in SWFL: 33,921 (up from 33,642)
Deaths: 678 (up from 672)

  • 279 total new cases reported Friday
  • 6 new deaths reported Friday

Lee County: 17,178 (up from 17,039) – 371 deaths (3 new)
Collier County: 10,734 (up from 10,640) – 151 deaths (3 new)
Charlotte County: 2,340 (up from 2,321) – 97 deaths
DeSoto County: 1,398 (up from 1,393) – 18 deaths
Glades County: 419 (up from 410) – 3 deaths
Hendry County: 1,852 (up from 1,839) – 38 deaths

Click HERE for a SWFL case-by-case breakdown – updated daily.


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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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