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Tuesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,725 new cases, 119 new deaths reported

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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FILE – In this Aug. 5, 2020, file photo, wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID19, elementary school students use hand sanitizer before entering school for classes in Godley, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, there have been 738,749 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 729,591 Florida residents and 9,158 non-Florida residents. There are 15,531 Florida resident deaths reported, 191 non-resident deaths, and 46,225 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: 738,749 (up from 736,024)
Florida resident deaths: 15,531 (up from 15,412)
Non-resident deaths: 191 (up from 187)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 15,722 (up from 15,599)

  • 2,725 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 119 total new resident deaths reported Tuesday
  • 4 new non-resident deaths reported Tuesday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 4.99%
    • 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: 42,343 (up from 42,183)
Deaths: 948 (up from 944)

  • 160 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 4 new deaths reported Tuesday

Lee County: 21,438 (up from 21,363) – 484 deaths (1 new)
Collier County: 13,330 (up from 13,262) – 239 deaths (2 new)
Charlotte County: 3,265 (up from 3,253) – 149 deaths
DeSoto County: 1,608 (unchanged) – 27 deaths
Glades County: 580 (up from 579) – 6 deaths (1 new)
Hendry County: 2,122 (up from 2,118) – 43 deaths


Total tested (residents): 5,578,731
Total tested (non-residents): 21,885
Total positive (residents): 729,591
Total positive (non-residents): 9,158
Total negative (residents): 4,841,994
Total negative (non-residents): 12,681

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.

*If not linked, the report has not yet been made available.


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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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