Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: State sees highest single-day increase since Sept. 1

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
Credit: Jordan E. Gilbert / USMC

As of 11 a.m. Thursday, there have been 768,091 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 758,306 Florida residents and 9,785 non-Florida residents. There are 16,267 Florida resident deaths reported, 203 non-resident deaths, and 47,765 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: 768,091 (up from 762,534)
Florida resident deaths: 16,267 (up from 16,210)
Non-resident deaths: 203 (unchanged)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 16,470 (up from 16,413)

  • 5,557 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 57 total new resident deaths reported Thursday
  • 0 new non-resident deaths reported Thursday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 5.62%
    • 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: 44,051 (up from 43,760)
Deaths: 983 (up from 982)

  • 291 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 1 new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: 22,341 (up from 22,198) – 500 deaths (1 new)
Collier County: 13,864 (up from 13,762) – 249 deaths
Charlotte County: 3,440 (up from 3,404) – 156 deaths
DeSoto County: 1,641 (up from 1,636) – 29 deaths
Glades County: 593 (up from 591) – 6 deaths
Hendry County: 2,172 (up from 2,169) – 43 deaths


Total tested (residents): 5,806,641
Total tested (non-residents): 22,579
Total positive (residents): 758,306
Total positive (non-residents): 9,785
Total negative (residents): 5,041,102
Total negative (non-residents): 12,746

The remainder of the tests is still pending or inconclusive, according to the FDOH website.

Click HERE* for a 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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