Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: 6,257 new cases, 39 new deaths reported

Writer: Derrick Shaw
FILE – In this April 17, 2020, file photo, a man reacts as a medical staffer tests shoppers who volunteered at a pop-up community COVID-19 testing station at a supermarket carpark in Christchurch, New Zealand. New Zealand has eradicated the coronavirus from its shores after health officials reported on Monday June 8, 2020 that the final person known to have contracted an infection had recovered. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)

As of 11 a.m. Thursday, there have been 827,380 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 816,376 Florida residents and 11,004 non-Florida residents. There are 16,961 Florida resident deaths reported, 209 non-resident deaths, and 50,077 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: 827,380 (up from 821,123)
Florida resident deaths: 16,961 (up from 16,922)
Non-resident deaths: 209 (unchanged)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 17,170 (up from 17,131)

  • 6,257 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 39 new resident deaths reported Thursday
  • 0 new non-resident death reported Thursday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 6.2%
    • 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: 47,820 (up from 47,514)
Deaths: 1,031 (up from 1,019)

  • 306 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 12 new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: ​24,328 (up from 24,152) – 529 deaths (6 deaths)
Collier County: 15,005 (up from 14,909) – 259 deaths (3 new)
Charlotte County: 3,884 (up from 3,859) – 163 deaths (2 new)
DeSoto County: 1,703 (up from 1,699) – 30 deaths (1 new)
Glades County: 623 (up from 622) – 6 deaths
Hendry County: 2,277 (up from 2,273) – 44 deaths

Click HERE* for a case-by-case breakdown – updated daily.

*If not linked, the final report has not yet been made available.


Effective Oct. 27, the Florida Department of Health ceased releasing data showing overall testing numbers. Their statement: “The Florida Department of Health is making adjustments to the COVID-19 dashboard and daily report to provide clear, accurate information for Florida families. Moving forward, the daily report will focus on the number of tests reported to the state by day and the corresponding positivity rate by day. The previously reported cumulative number did not reflect the current status of the pandemic in Florida. This change is in line with the CDC recommendation that calculation of percent positivity [is] applied consistently and with clear communication, will allow public health officials to follow magnitude and trends effectively, and the trends will be useful for local public health decision making.”


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The Florida Department of Health has a 24-hour COVID-19 Call Center at 1-866-779-6121. Questions may also be emailed to Email responses will be sent during call center hours.

LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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