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Wednesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 9,994 new cases, 97 new deaths reported

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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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 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, there have been 1,018,160 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 1,001,800 Florida residents and 16,360 non-Florida residents. There are 18,776 Florida resident deaths reported, 236 non-resident deaths, and 55,567 hospitalizations at some point during illness, according to the Florida Department of Health.

*Numbers are released by the DOH every afternoon.


Total number of recorded cases: 1,018,160 (up from 1,008,166)
Florida resident deaths: 18,776 (up from 18,679)
Non-resident deaths: 236 (down from 237)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 19,012 (up from 18,916)

  • 9,994 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 97 new resident deaths reported Wednesday
  • 0 new non-resident deaths reported Wednesday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 9.12%
    • 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: 59,859 (up from 59,118)
Deaths: 1,158 (up from 1,154)

  • 741 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 4 new deaths reported Wednesday

Lee County: 30,856 cases (up from 30,457) – 588 deaths (1 new)
Collier County: 18,132 (up from 17,911) – 284 deaths (3 new)
Charlotte County: 5,220 (up from 5,150) – 197 deaths
DeSoto County: 2,432 (up from 2,417) – 34 deaths
Glades County: 679 (up from 675) – 10 deaths
Hendry County: 2,540 (up from 2,508) – 45 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.

LINKFlorida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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