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Friday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,908 new cases, 118 new deaths reported in Florida

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
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A healthcare worker tests a patient at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at the Duke Energy for the Arts Mahaffey Theater on July 8, 2020 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images)

As of 11 a.m. Friday, there have been 728,921 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 720,001 Florida residents and 8,920 non-Florida residents. There are 15,186 Florida resident deaths reported, 186 non-resident deaths, and 45,675 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: 728,921 (up from 726,013)
Florida resident deaths: 15,186 (up from 15,068)
Non-resident deaths: 186 (unchanged)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 15,372 (up from 15,254)

  • 2,908 total new cases reported Friday
  • 118 total new resident deaths reported Friday
  • 0 new non-resident deaths reported Friday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 4.12%
    • 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: 41,793 (up from 41,633)
Deaths: 932 (up from 925)

  • 160 total new cases reported Friday
  • 7 new deaths reported Friday

Lee County: 21,175 (up from 21,089) – 481 deaths (2 new)
Collier County: 13,139 (up from 13,089) – 234 deaths (2 new)
Charlotte County: 3,202 (up from 3,186) – 143 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 1,597 (up from 1,593) – 27 deaths
Glades County: 577 (unchanged) – 5 deaths
Hendry County: 2,103 (up from 2,099) – 42 deaths (2 new)


Total tested (residents): 5,503,775
Total tested (non-residents): 21,636
Total positive (residents): 720,001
Total positive (non-residents): 8,920
Total negative (residents): 4,776,570
Total negative (non-residents): 12,671

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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