Friday’s Coronavirus Updates: 3,198 new cases, 100 new deaths reported in Florida

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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As of 11 a.m. Friday, there have been 640,211 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 633,060 Florida residents and 7,151 non-Florida residents. There are 11,750 Florida resident deaths reported, 153 non-resident deaths, and 39,667 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: 640,211 (up from 637,013)
Florida resident deaths: 11,750 (up from 11,650)
Non-resident deaths: 153 (up frpm 150)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 11,903 (up from 11,651)

  • 3,198 total new cases reported Friday
  • 100 total new resident deaths reported Friday
  • 3 new non-resident deaths reported Friday


Total tested (residents): 4,727,240
Total tested (non-residents): 19,832
Total positive (residents): 633,060
Total positive (non-residents): 7,151
Total negative (residents): 4,087,139
Total negative (non-residents): 12,657
Percent positive (residents): 13.41%
Percent positive (non-residents): 36.10%

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


Total recorded cases in SWFL: 37,623 (up from 37,501)
Deaths: 799 (up from 794)

  • 122 total new cases reported Friday
  • 5 new deaths reported Friday

Lee County: 19,018 (up from 18,960) – 437 deaths (2 new)
Collier County: 11,893 (up from 11,853) – 181 deaths (1 new)
Charlotte County: 2,762 (up from 2,744) – 116 deaths (2 new)
DeSoto County: 1,503 (unchanged) – 22 deaths
Glades County: 460 (up from 458) – 4 deaths
Hendry County: 1,987 (up from 1,983) – 39 deaths

Click HERE for a SWFL case-by-case breakdown – updated daily.


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The Florida Department of Health has opened a 24-hour COVID-19 Call Center at 1-866-779-6121. Questions may also be emailed to Email responses will be sent during call center hours.

LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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