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Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: 3,306 new cases, 164 new deaths reported in Florida

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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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 726,013 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 717,148 Florida residents and 8,865 non-Florida residents. There are 15,068 Florida resident deaths reported, 186 non-resident deaths, and 45,483 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: 726,013 (up from 722,707)
Florida resident deaths: 15,068 (up from 14,904)
Non-resident deaths: 186 (up from 180)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 15,254 (up from 15,084)

  • 3,306 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 164 total new resident deaths reported Thursday
  • 6 new non-resident deaths reported Thursday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 4.56%
    • 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: 41,633 (up from 41,366)
Deaths: 925 (up from 919)

  • 267 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 6 new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: 21,089 (up from 20,944) – 479 deaths (2 new)
Collier County: 13,089 (up from 13,010) – 232 deaths (2 new)
Charlotte County: 3,186 (up from 3,175) – 142 deaths (2 new)
DeSoto County: 1,593 (up from 1,590) – 27 deaths
Glades County: 577 (up from 553) – 5 deaths
Hendry County: 2,099 (up from 2,094) – 40 deaths


Total tested (residents): 5,475,395
Total tested (non-residents): 21,590
Total positive (residents): 717,148
Total positive (non-residents): 8,865
Total negative (residents): 4,751,065
Total negative (non-residents): 12,680

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.


NOW HIRING: SWFL companies adding jobs

#GulfshoreStrong: Covering people making a difference in SWFL

FOOD PANTRIES: Harry Chapin mobile food pantry schedule, week of Oct. 5

REPORT COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS/TEST: International self-reporting system


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 covid-19@flhealth.gov. Email responses will be sent during call center hours.

LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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