Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: 3,269 new cases, 135 new deaths reported in Florida

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
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Health care workers use a nasal swab to test a person for COVID-19 at a pop up testing site at the Koinonia Worship Center and Village on July 22, 2020 in Pembroke Park, Florida. The tests where being donated by the emergency management firm CDR Maguire and GENETWORx Lab as the state of Florida battles against a spike in coronavirus cases. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

As of 11 a.m. Thursday, there have been 611,991 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 605,342 Florida residents and 6,649 non-Florida residents. There are 10,868 Florida resident deaths reported, 143 non-resident deaths, and 37,718 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: 611,991 (up from 608,722)
Florida resident deaths: 10,868 (up from 10,733)
Non-resident deaths: 143 (up from 137)

  • 3,269 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 135 total new resident deaths reported Thursday
  • 6 new non-resident deaths reported Thursday


Total tested (residents): 4,504,911
Total tested (non-residents): 19,292
Total positive (residents): 605,342
Total positive (non-residents): 6,649
Total negative (residents): 3,892,752
Total negative (non-residents): 12,621
Percent positive (residents): 13.46%
Percent positive (non-residents): 34.50%

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


Total recorded cases in SWFL: 36,272 (up from 36,031)
Deaths: 758 (up from 750)

  • 241 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 8 new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: 18,332  (up from 18,217) – 414 deaths (5 new)
Collier County: 11,471 (up from 11,376) – 172 deaths (2 new)
Charlotte County: 2,602 (up from 2,582) – 109 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 1,460 (up from 1,457) – 21 deaths
Glades County: 452 (up from 451) – 3 deaths
Hendry County: 1,955 (up from 1,948) – 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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