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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)

Wednesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,056 new cases, 200 new deaths reported in Florida

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 652,148 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 644,781 Florida residents and 7,367 non-Florida residents. There are 12,115 Florida resident deaths reported, 154 non-resident deaths, and 40,517 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: 652,148 (up from 650,092)
Florida resident deaths: 12,115 (up from 11,915)
Non-resident deaths: 154 (up from 152)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 12,269 (up from 12,067)

  • 2,056 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 200 total new resident deaths reported Wednesday
  • 2 new non-resident deaths reported Wednesday


Total recorded cases in SWFL: 38,129 (up from 38,074)
Deaths: 815 (up from 807)

  • 55 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 8 new deaths reported Wednesday

Lee County: 19,241 (up from 19,210) – 442 deaths (1 new)
Collier County: 12,071 (up from 12,049) – 187 deaths (3 new)
Charlotte County: 2,821 (down from 2,822) – 118 deaths (1 new) *One case redacted
DeSoto County: 1,526 (unchanged) – 23 deaths (1 new)
Glades County: 466 (up from 464) – 4 deaths
Hendry County: 2,004 (up from 2,003) – 41 deaths (2 new)


Total tested (residents): 4,818,178
Total tested (non-residents): 20,086
Total positive (residents): 644,781
Total positive (non-residents): 7,367
Total negative (residents): 4,166,408
Total negative (non-residents): 12,692
Percent positive (residents): 13.40%
Percent positive (non-residents): 36.73%

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

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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