Wednesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,402 new cases, 127 new deaths reported in Florida

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
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As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 633,442 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 626,426 Florida residents and 7,016 non-Florida residents. There are 11,501 Florida resident deaths reported, 150 non-resident deaths, and 39,158 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: 633,442 (up from 631,040)
Florida resident deaths: 11,501 (up from 11,374)
Non-resident deaths: 150 (up from 147)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined):11,651 (up from 11,521)

  • 2,402 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 127 total new resident deaths reported Wednesday
  • 3 new non-resident deaths reported Wednesday


Total tested (residents): 4,681,135
Total tested (non-residents): 19,687
Total positive (residents): 626,426
Total positive (non-residents): 7,016
Total negative (residents): 4,047,712
Total negative (non-residents): 12,648
Percent positive (residents): 13.40%
Percent positive (non-residents): 35.68%

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


Total recorded cases in SWFL: 37,367 (up from 37,263)
Deaths: 788 (up from 779)

  • 104 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 9 new deaths reported Wednesday

Lee County: 18,878 (up from 18,824) – 431 deaths (5 new)
Collier County: 11,819 (up from 11,796) – 180 deaths (3 new)
Charlotte County: 2,729 (up from 2,713) – 113 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 1,501 (up from 1,493) – 22 deaths
Glades County: 459 (up from 458) – 3 deaths
Hendry County: 1,981 (up from 1,979) – 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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