Wednesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,883 new cases, 64 new deaths reported in Florida

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
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A healthcare worker takes down a patients information for COVID-19 testing. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 741,632 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 732,399 Florida residents and 9,233 non-Florida residents. There are 15,595 Florida resident deaths reported, 191 non-resident deaths, and 46,482 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: 741,632 (up from 738,749)
Florida resident deaths: 15,595 (up from 15,531)
Non-resident deaths: 193 (up from 191)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 15,788 (up from 15,722)

  • 2,883 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 64 total new resident deaths reported Wednesday
  • 2 new non-resident deaths reported Wednesday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 5.39%
    • 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: 42,476 (up from 42,343)
Deaths: 950 (up from 948)

  • 133 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 2 new deaths reported Wednesday

Lee County: 21,489 (up from 21,438) – 485 deaths (1 new)
Collier County: 13,382 (up from 13,330) – 239 deaths
Charlotte County: 3,287 (up from 3,265) – 150 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 1,609 (up from 1,608) – 27 deaths
Glades County: 581 (up from 580) – 6 deaths
Hendry County: 2,128 (up from 2,122) – 43 deaths


Total tested (residents): 5,600,469
Total tested (non-residents): 21,969
Total positive (residents): 732,399
Total positive (non-residents): 9,233
Total negative (residents): 4,860,925
Total negative (non-residents): 12,690

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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LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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