Tuesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 3,662 new cases, 84 new deaths reported

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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FILE – In this July 30, 2020, file photo, passengers board a Casco Bay Lines ferry bound for Peaks Island in Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, there have been 760,389 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 750,739 Florida residents and 9,650 non-Florida residents. There are 16,105 Florida resident deaths reported, 203 non-resident deaths, and 47,352 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: 760,389 (up from 756,727)
Florida resident deaths: 16,105 (up from 16,021)
Non-resident deaths: 203 (up from 201)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 16,308 (up from 16,222)

  • 3,662 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 84 total new resident deaths reported Tuesday
  • 2 new non-resident deaths reported Tuesday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 6.17%
    • 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: 43,610 (up from 43,419)
Deaths: 979 (up from 971)

  • 191 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 8 new deaths reported Tuesday

Lee County: 22,117 (up from 22,023) – 497 deaths (3 new)
Collier County: 13,716 (up from 13,653) – 249 deaths (3 new)
Charlotte County: 3,388 (up from 3,368) – 155 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 1,633 (up from 1,627) – 29 deaths (1 new)
Glades County: 589 (up from 588) – 6 deaths
Hendry County: 2,167 (up from 2,160) – 43 deaths


Total tested (residents): 5,752,796
Total tested (non-residents): 22,418
Total positive (residents): 750,739
Total positive (non-residents): 9,650
Total negative (residents): 4,994,839
Total negative (non-residents): 12,719

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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