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Friday’s Coronavirus Updates: 3,449 new cases, 94 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 748,437 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 739,050 Florida residents and 9,387 non-Florida residents. There are 15,830 Florida resident deaths reported, 200 non-resident deaths, and 46,862 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: 748,437 (up from 744,988)
Florida resident deaths: 15,830 (up from 15,736)
Non-resident deaths: 200 (up from 196)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 16,030 (up from 15,932)

  • 3,449 total new cases reported Friday
  • 94 total new resident deaths reported Friday
  • 0 new non-resident deaths reported Friday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 5.41%
    • 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: 42,919 (up from 42,691)
Deaths: 963 (up from 958)

  • 228 total new cases reported Friday
  • 5 new deaths reported Friday

Lee County: 21,753 (up from 21,613) – 492 deaths (3 new)
Collier County: 13,492 (up from 13,432) – 243 deaths (1 new)
Charlotte County: 3,332 (up from 3,316) – 152 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 1,612 (up from 1,609) – 27 deaths
Glades County: 587 (up from 584) – 6 deaths
Hendry County: 2,143 (up from 2,137) – 43 deaths


Total tested (residents): 5,658,780
Total tested (non-residents): 22,137
Total positive (residents): 739,050
Total positive (non-residents): 9,387
Total negative (residents): 4,912,544
Total negative (non-residents): 12,704

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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