As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 706,516 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 698,051 Florida residents and 8,465 non-Florida residents. There are 14,315 Florida resident deaths reported, 171 non-resident deaths, and 44,108 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: 706,516 (up from 704,568)
Florida resident deaths: 14,315 (up from 14,143)
Non-resident deaths: 171 (up from 170)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 14,486 (up from 14,313)
- 1,948 total new cases reported Wednesday
- 172 total new resident deaths reported Wednesday
- 1 new non-resident deaths reported Wednesday
- Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 5.03%
- 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.
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS
Total recorded cases in SWFL: 40,538 (up from 40,430)
Deaths: 896 (up from 892)
- 108 total new cases reported Wednesday
- 4 new deaths reported Wednesday
Lee County: 20,516 (up from 20,445) – 468 deaths (1 new)
Collier County: 12,751 (up from 12,732) – 221 deaths (3 new)
Charlotte County: 3,082 (up from 3,074) – 136 deaths
DeSoto County: 1,571 (up from 1,566) – 25 deaths
Glades County: 542 (up from 541) – 4 deaths
Hendry County: 2,076 (up from 2,072) – 42 deaths
Wednesday’s testing numbers haven not yet been released in their entirety. We will update this story with that information once it is made available.
Total tested (residents): 5,287,218
Total tested (non-residents): 21,126
Total positive (residents): 698,051
Total positive (non-residents): 8,465
Total negative (residents): 4,582,050
Total negative (non-residents): 12,618
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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REPORT COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS/TEST: International self-reporting system
IF YOU FEEL SICK:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Email responses will be sent during call center hours.
LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates
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