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Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: 8 new deaths reported in SWFL, Lee County deaths reach 100

As of Thursday at 11 a.m., there have been 53,285 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 51,918 Florida residents and 1,367 non-Florida residents. There are 2,364 deaths reported and 9,795 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 953,321 tests administered in Florida. A total of 53,285 tests have come back positive, and 898,331 tests have come back negative. The remainder are still pending, according to the FDOH website.

The state has also released a list of long-term care facilities where cases have been reported.

*Numbers are released by the DOH daily at approximately 11 a.m.


Total number of cases: 53,285 (up from 52,634)
Deaths: 2,364 (up from 2,319)

  • 651 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 45 total new deaths reported Thursday


Total in SWFL: 4,151 (up from 4,021)
Deaths: 232 (up from 224)

  • 130 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 8 total new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: 1,802 (up from 1,767) – 100 deaths (1 new death)
Collier County: 1,401 (up from 1,334) – 49 deaths (3 new deaths)
Charlotte County: 438 (up from 433) – 61 deaths (3 new deaths)
DeSoto County: 132 (up from 124) – 8 deaths
Glades County: 24 (unchanged) – 1 death
Hendry County: 354 (up from 339) – 13 deaths (1 new death)

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

Percentage of positive test results in SWFL. (WINK News)





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Marco Island vacation rentals can restart

Vacation rentals can begin again on Marco Island after the state approved the city’s plan.

Reservations will be accepted from domestic travelers only, and those from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or Louisiana must make reservations for periods longer than the required 14-day quarantine established by the Governor’s Executive Orders 20-82 and 20-86.

The complete Collier County Vacation Rental Safety Plan is on the city website.


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

LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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