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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)

Saturday’s Coronavirus Updates: 3,197 new cases, 148 new deaths reported in Florida

As of 11 a.m. Saturday, there have been 619,003 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 612,206 Florida residents and 6,797 non-Florida residents. There are 11,105 Florida resident deaths reported, 144 non-resident deaths, and 38,314 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: 619,003 (up from 615,806)
Florida resident deaths: 11,105 (up from 10,957)
Non-resident deaths: 144 (up from 142)

  • 3,197 total new cases reported Saturday
  • 148 total new resident deaths reported Saturday
  • 2 new non-resident deaths reported Saturday


Total tested (residents): 4,562,680
Total tested (non-residents): 19,454
Total positive (residents): 612,206
Total positive (non-residents): 6,797
Total negative (residents): 3,943,573
Total negative (non-residents): 12,635
Percent positive (residents): 13.44%
Percent positive (non-residents): 34.98%

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


Total recorded cases in SWFL: 36,674 (up from 36,478)
Deaths: 769 (up from 763)

  • 196 total new cases reported Saturday
  • 6 new deaths reported Saturday

Lee County: 18,584 (up from 18,461) – 418 deaths (1 new)
Collier County: 11,570 (up from 11,517) – 176 deaths (2 new)
Charlotte County: 2,635 (up from 2,622) – 111 deaths (3 death)
DeSoto County: 1,472 (up from 1,468) – 21 deaths
Glades County: 453 (unchanged) – 3 deaths
Hendry County: 1,960 (up from 1,957) – 39 deaths

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


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


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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Writer:WINK News
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