Saturday’s Coronavirus Updates: 3,197 new cases, 148 new deaths reported in Florida

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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A COVID-19 testing associate adjusts his personal protective equipment (PPE) at a testing center at Lincoln Park amid the coronavirus pandemic on July 7, 2020 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

As of 11 a.m. Saturday, there have been 619,003 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 612,206 Florida residents and 6,797 non-Florida residents. There are 11,105 Florida resident deaths reported, 144 non-resident deaths, and 38,314 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: 619,003 (up from 615,806)
Florida resident deaths: 11,105 (up from 10,957)
Non-resident deaths: 144 (up from 142)

  • 3,197 total new cases reported Saturday
  • 148 total new resident deaths reported Saturday
  • 2 new non-resident deaths reported Saturday


Total tested (residents): 4,562,680
Total tested (non-residents): 19,454
Total positive (residents): 612,206
Total positive (non-residents): 6,797
Total negative (residents): 3,943,573
Total negative (non-residents): 12,635
Percent positive (residents): 13.44%
Percent positive (non-residents): 34.98%

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


Total recorded cases in SWFL: 36,674 (up from 36,478)
Deaths: 769 (up from 763)

  • 196 total new cases reported Saturday
  • 6 new deaths reported Saturday

Lee County: 18,584 (up from 18,461) – 418 deaths (1 new)
Collier County: 11,570 (up from 11,517) – 176 deaths (2 new)
Charlotte County: 2,635 (up from 2,622) – 111 deaths (3 death)
DeSoto County: 1,472 (up from 1,468) – 21 deaths
Glades County: 453 (unchanged) – 3 deaths
Hendry County: 1,960 (up from 1,957) – 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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