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Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: 3,356 new cases, 141 new deaths reported in Florida

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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St. John’s Well Child & Family Center workers prepare to test a woman for COVID-19 at a free mobile test clinic set up outside Walker Temple AME Church in South Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic on July 15, 2020 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

As of 11 a.m. Thursday, there have been 744,988 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 735,685 Florida residents and 9,303 non-Florida residents. There are 15,736 Florida resident deaths reported, 196 non-resident deaths, and 46,693 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: 744,988 (up from 741,632)
Florida resident deaths: 15,736 (up from 15,595)
Non-resident deaths: 196 (up from 193)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 15,932 (up from 15,788)

  • 3,356 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 141 total new resident deaths reported Thursday
  • 3 new non-resident deaths reported Thursday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 5.16%
    • 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: 42,691 (up from 42,476)
Deaths: 958 (up from 950)

  • 215 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 8 new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: 21,613 (up from 21,489) – 489 deaths (4 new)
Collier County: 13,432 (up from 13,382) – 242 deaths (3 new)
Charlotte County: 3,316 (up from 3,287) – 151 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 1,609 (up from 1,609) – 27 deaths
Glades County: 584 (up from 581) – 6 deaths
Hendry County: 2,137 (up from 2,128) – 43 deaths


Total tested (residents): 5,628,675
Total tested (non-residents): 22,049
Total positive (residents): 735,685
Total positive (non-residents): 9,303
Total negative (residents): 4,885,833
Total negative (non-residents): 12,700

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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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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