Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: 3,571 new cases, 149 new deaths reported in Florida

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
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St. John’s Well Child & Family Center workers prepare to test a woman for COVID-19 at a free mobile test clinic set up outside Walker Temple AME Church in South Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic on July 15, 2020 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

As of 11 a.m. Thursday, there have been 637,013 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 629,913 Florida residents and 7,100 non-Florida residents. There are 11,650 Florida resident deaths reported, 150 non-resident deaths, and 39,428 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: 637,013 (up from 633,442)
Florida resident deaths: 11,650 (up from 11,501)
Non-resident deaths: 150 (unchanged)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 11,800 (up from 11,651)

  • 3,571 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 149 total new resident deaths reported Thursday
  • 0 new non-resident deaths reported Thursday


Total tested (residents): 4,704,959
Total tested (non-residents): 19,780
Total positive (residents): 629,913
Total positive (non-residents): 7,100
Total negative (residents): 4,068,026
Total negative (non-residents): 12,657
Percent positive (residents): 13.41%
Percent positive (non-residents): 35.94%

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


Total recorded cases in SWFL: 37,501 (up from 37,367)
Deaths: 794 (up from 788)

  • 134 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 6 new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: 18,960 (up from 18,878) – 435 deaths (4 new)
Collier County: 11,853 (up from 11,819) – 180 deaths
Charlotte County: 2,744 (up from 2,729) – 114 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 1,503 (up from 1,501) – 22 deaths
Glades County: 458 (up from 459) – 4 deaths (1 new) *1 case redacted
Hendry County: 1,983 (up from 1,981) – 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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