Friday’s Coronavirus Updates: 3,815 new cases, 89 new deaths reported in Florida

Published: August 28, 2020 10:59 AM EDT
Updated: August 29, 2020 9:05 AM EDT
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St. John’s Well Child & Family Center workers prepare to test a woman for COVID-19 at a free mobile test clinic set up outside Walker Temple AME Church in South Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic on July 15, 2020 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

As of 11 a.m. Friday, there have been 615,806 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 609,074 Florida residents and 6,732 non-Florida residents. There are 10,957 Florida resident deaths reported, 142 non-resident deaths, and 38,029 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.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS

Total number of recorded cases: 615,806 (up from 611,991)
Florida resident deaths: 10,957 (up from 10,868)
Non-resident deaths: 142 (down from 143)

  • 3,815 total new cases reported Friday
  • 89 total new resident deaths reported Friday
  • 6 new non-resident deaths reported Friday

TESTING NUMBERS

Total tested (residents): 4,535,184
Total tested (non-residents): 19,379
Total positive (residents): 609,074
Total positive (non-residents): 6,732
Total negative (residents): 3,919,246
Total negative (non-residents): 12,625
Percent positive (residents): 13.45%
Percent positive (non-residents): 34.78%

The remainder of the tests is still pending or inconclusive, according to the FDOH website.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS

Total recorded cases in SWFL: 36,478 (up from 36,272)
Deaths: 763 (up from 758)

  • 206 total new cases reported Friday
  • 6 new deaths reported Friday

Lee County: 18,461 (up from 18,332) – 417 deaths (3 new)
Collier County: 11,517 (up from 11,471) – 174 deaths (2 new)
Charlotte County: 2,622 (up from 2,602) – 108 deaths (-1 death)
DeSoto County: 1,468 (up from 1,460) – 21 deaths
Glades County: 453 (up from 452) – 3 deaths
Hendry County: 1,957 (up from 1,955) – 39 deaths

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


RESOURCES

NOW HIRING: SWFL companies adding jobs

#GulfshoreStrong: Covering people making a difference in SWFL

FOOD PANTRIES: Harry Chapin mobile food pantry schedule, week of Aug. 24

REPORT COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS/TEST: International self-reporting system


IF YOU FEEL SICK:

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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