Wednesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 3,220 new cases, 153 new deaths reported in Florida

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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. Wednesday, there have been 608,722 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 602,113 Florida residents and 6,609 non-Florida residents. There are 10,733 Florida resident deaths reported, 137 non-resident deaths, and 37,404 hospitalizations at some point during illness, according to the Florida Department of Health.

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


Total number of recorded cases: 608,722 (up from 605,502)
Florida resident deaths: 10,733 (up from 10,580)
Non-resident deaths: 137 (unchanged)

  • 3,220 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 153 total new resident deaths reported Wednesday
  • 0 new non-resident deaths reported Wednesday


Total tested (residents): 4,480,431
Total tested (non-residents): 19,209
Total positive (residents): 602,113
Total positive (non-residents): 6,609
Total negative (residents): 3,871,518
Total negative (non-residents): 12,578
Percent positive (residents): 13.46%
Percent positive (non-residents): 34.45%

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


Total recorded cases in SWFL: 36,031 (up from 35,907)
Deaths: 750 (up from 743)

  • 124 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 7 new deaths reported Wednesday

Lee County: 18,217 (up from 18,140) – 409 deaths (3 new)
Collier County: 11,376 (up from 11,351) – 170 deaths (4 new)
Charlotte County: 2,582 (up from 2,569) – 108 deaths
DeSoto County: 1,457 (up from 1,454) – 21 deaths
Glades County: 451 (up from 448) – 3 deaths
Hendry County: 1,948 (up from 1,945) – 39 deaths

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


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LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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