Monday’s Coronavirus Updates: 1,885 new cases, 68 new deaths reported statewide

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
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A healthcare worker tests a patient at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at the Duke Energy for the Arts Mahaffey Theater on July 8, 2020 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images)

As of 11 a.m. Monday, there have been 623,471 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 616,629 Florida residents and 6,842 non-Florida residents. There are 11,187 Florida resident deaths reported, 144 non-resident deaths, and 38,495 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: 623,471 (up from 621,586)
Florida resident deaths: 11,187 (up from 11,119)
Non-resident deaths: 144 (unchanged)

  • 1,885 total new cases reported Monday
  • 68 total new resident deaths reported Monday
  • 0 new non-resident deaths reported Monday


Total tested (residents): 4,603,050
Total tested (non-residents): 19,502
Total positive (residents): 616,629
Total positive (non-residents): 6,842
Total negative (residents): 3,979,430
Total negative (non-residents): 12,638
Percent positive (residents): 13.42%
Percent positive (non-residents): 35.12%

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


Total recorded cases in SWFL: 36,879 (up from 36,795)
Deaths: 773 (up from 768)

  • 84 total new cases reported Monday
  • 5 new deaths reported Monday

Lee County: 18,673 (up from 18,634) – 423 deaths (5 new)
Collier County: 11,609 (up from 11,604) – 176 deaths
Charlotte County: 2,677 (up from 2,656) – 110 deaths
DeSoto County: 1,489 (up from 1,478) – 22 deaths
Glades County: 456 (up from 454) – 3 deaths
Hendry County: 1,975 (up from 1,969) – 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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