Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,583 new cases, 211 new deaths reported in Florida

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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This photo taken on February 19, 2020 shows laboratory technicians testing samples of virus at a laboratory in Hengyang in China’s central Henan province. The death toll from the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic jumped to 2,112 in China on February 20 after 108 more people died in Hubei province, the hard-hit epicentre of the outbreak. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)

As of 11 a.m. Thursday, there have been 654,731 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 647,318 Florida residents and 7,413 non-Florida residents. There are 12,326 Florida resident deaths reported, 154 non-resident deaths, and 40,807 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: 654,731 (up from 652,148)
Florida resident deaths: 12,326 (up from 12,115)
Non-resident deaths: 156 (up from 154)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 12,482 (up from 12,269)

  • 2,583 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 211 total new resident deaths reported Thursday
  • 2 new non-resident deaths reported Thursday


Total recorded cases in SWFL: 38,231 (up from 38,129)
Deaths: 819 (up from 815)

  • 102 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 4 new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: 19,309 (up from 19,241) – 444 deaths
Collier County: 12,096 (up from 12,071) – 188 deaths
Charlotte County: 2,827 (upfrom 2,821) – 119 deaths
DeSoto County: 1,526 (unchanged) – 23 deaths
Glades County: 468 (up from 466) – 4 deaths
Hendry County: 2,005 (up from 2,004) – 41 deaths


Total tested (residents): 4,837,107
Total tested (non-residents): 20,167
Total positive (residents): 647,318
Total positive (non-residents): 7,413
Total negative (residents): 4,182,803
Total negative (non-residents): 12,725
Percent positive (residents): 13.40%
Percent positive (non-residents): 36.81%

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

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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