Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,628 new cases, 129 new deaths reported in state

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
Coronavirus, COVID-19. CREDIT: Cropped Photo: Governor Tom Wolf / CC BY 2.0

As of 11 a.m. Thursday, there have been 709,144 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 700,602 Florida residents and 8,542 non-Florida residents. There are 14,444 Florida resident deaths reported, 175 non-resident deaths, and 44,320 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: 709,144 (up from 706,516)
Florida resident deaths: 14,444 (up from 14,315)
Non-resident deaths: 175 (up from 171)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 14,619 (up from 14,486)

  • 2,628 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 129 total new resident deaths reported Thursday
  • 4 new non-resident deaths reported Thursday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 4.65%
    • 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: 40,667 (up from 40,538)
Deaths: 902 (up from 896)

  • 129 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 12 new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: 20,586 (up from 20,516) – 477 deaths (9 new)
Collier County: 12,789 (up from 12,751) – 224 deaths (3 new)
Charlotte County: 3,097 (up from 3,082) – 136 deaths
DeSoto County: 1,573 (up from 1,571) – 25 deaths
Glades County: 545 (up from 542) – 4 deaths
Hendry County: 2,077 (up from 2,076) – 42 deaths


Total tested (residents): 5,311,806
Total tested (non-residents): 21,211
Total positive (residents): 700,602
Total positive (non-residents): 8,542
Total negative (residents): 4,604,067
Total negative (non-residents): 12,624

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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