Tuesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 4,353 new cases, 69 new deaths reported

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
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A healthcare worker gives a Covid-19 test to a medical staff near Halyk Arena in Almaty, on July 5, 2020 as Kazakhstan imposed a second round of nationwide restrictions to counter a huge surge in coronavirus cases since the previous lockdown that has overwhelmed the oil-rich country’s healthcare system. – Shopping centres, gyms, swimming pools, hairdressers and beauty salons have all shut their doors for a fresh lockdown of two weeks that authorities may choose to extend. (Photo by Ruslan PRYANIKOV / AFP) (Photo by RUSLAN PRYANIKOV/AFP via Getty Images)

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, there have been 852,174 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 840,652 Florida residents and 11,522 non-Florida residents. There are 17,248 Florida resident deaths reported, 212 non-resident deaths, and 50,872 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: 852,174 (up from 847,821)
Florida resident deaths: 17,248 (up from 17,179)
Non-resident deaths: 212 (unchanged)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 17,460 (up from 17,391)

  • 4,353 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 69 new resident deaths reported Tuesday
  • 0 new non-resident death reported Tuesday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 8.34%
    • 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: 49,243 (up from 48,927)
Deaths: 1,048 (up from 1,039)

  • 316 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 9 new deaths reported Tuesday

Lee County: ​25,067 (up from 24,929) – 537 deaths (6 new)
Collier County: 15,441 (up from 15,314) – 261 deaths (1 new)
Charlotte County: 4,069 (up from 4,031) – 170 deaths (2 new)
DeSoto County: 1,734 (up from 1,729) – 30 deaths
Glades County: 627 (up from 626) – 6 deaths
Hendry County: ​​2,305 (up from 2,298) – 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 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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