Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,541 new cases, 177 new deaths reported in Florida

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
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A health care worker directs a person to use a nasal swab for a self administered test at a federally funded COVID-19 testing site at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium on July 23, 2020 in Miami. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

As of 11 a.m. Thursday, there have been 693,040 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 684,847 Florida residents and 8,193 non-Florida residents. There are 13,795 Florida resident deaths reported, 166 non-resident deaths, and 43,128 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: 693,040 (up from 690,499)
Florida resident deaths: 13,795 (up from 13,618)
Non-resident deaths: 166 (up from 164)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 13,961 (up from 13,782)

  • 2,541 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 177 total new resident deaths reported Thursday
  • 2 new non-resident deaths reported Thursday
  • Yesterday’s positivity rate: 4.45%
    • This percent is the number of people who test PCR- or antigen-positive for the first time divided by all the people tested that day, excluding people who have previously tested positive. 


Total recorded cases in SWFL: 39,908 (up from 39,782)
Deaths: 882 (up from 871)

  • 126 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 11 new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: 20,191 (up from 20,124) – 466 deaths (4 new)
Collier County: 12,588 (up from 12,565) – 211 deaths (3 new)
Charlotte County: 3,001 (up from 2,978) – 134 deaths (3 new)
DeSoto County: 1,555 (up from 1,551) – 25 deaths (1 new)
Glades County: 517 (up from 513) – 4 deaths
Hendry County: 2,056 (up from 2,051) – 42 deaths


Total tested (residents): 5,165,815
Total tested (non-residents): 20,831
Total positive (residents): 684,847
Total positive (non-residents): 8,193
Total negative (residents): 4,473,862
Total negative (non-residents): 12,597

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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LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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