Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: 10,870 new cases, 98 new deaths reported

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
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A COVID-19 testing associate adjusts his personal protective equipment (PPE) at a testing center at Lincoln Park amid the coronavirus pandemic on July 7, 2020 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

As of 3 p.m. Thursday, there have been 1,029,030 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 1,012,456 Florida residents and 16,574 non-Florida residents. There are 18,874 Florida resident deaths reported, 238 non-resident deaths, and 55,820 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 1,018,160)
Florida resident deaths: 18,874 (up from 18,776)
Non-resident deaths: 238 (up from 236)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 19,112 (up from 19,012)

  • 10,870 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 98 new resident deaths reported Thursday
  • 2 new non-resident deaths reported Thursday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 8.19%
    • 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: 60,564 (up from 59,859)
Deaths: 1,167 (up from 1,158)

  • 705 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 9 new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: 31,243 cases (up from 30,856) – 596 deaths (8 new)
Collier County: 18,334 (up from 18,132) – 285 deaths (1 new)
Charlotte County: 5,293 (up from 5,220) – 197 deaths
DeSoto County: 2,450 (up from 2,432) – 34 deaths
Glades County: 683 (up from 679) – 10 deaths
Hendry County: 2,561 (up from 2,540) – 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 Email responses will be sent during call center hours.

LINKFlorida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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