This photo taken on February 19, 2020 shows laboratory technicians testing samples of virus at a laboratory in Hengyang in China's central Henan province. The death toll from the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic jumped to 2,112 in China on February 20 after 108 more people died in Hubei province, the hard-hit epicentre of the outbreak. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)

Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,583 new cases, 211 new deaths reported in Florida

As of 11 a.m. Thursday, there have been 654,731 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 647,318 Florida residents and 7,413 non-Florida residents. There are 12,326 Florida resident deaths reported, 154 non-resident deaths, and 40,807 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: 654,731 (up from 652,148)
Florida resident deaths: 12,326 (up from 12,115)
Non-resident deaths: 156 (up from 154)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 12,482 (up from 12,269)

  • 2,583 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 211 total new resident deaths reported Thursday
  • 2 new non-resident deaths reported Thursday


Total recorded cases in SWFL: 38,231 (up from 38,129)
Deaths: 819 (up from 815)

  • 102 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 4 new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: 19,309 (up from 19,241) – 444 deaths
Collier County: 12,096 (up from 12,071) – 188 deaths
Charlotte County: 2,827 (upfrom 2,821) – 119 deaths
DeSoto County: 1,526 (unchanged) – 23 deaths
Glades County: 468 (up from 466) – 4 deaths
Hendry County: 2,005 (up from 2,004) – 41 deaths


Total tested (residents): 4,837,107
Total tested (non-residents): 20,167
Total positive (residents): 647,318
Total positive (non-residents): 7,413
Total negative (residents): 4,182,803
Total negative (non-residents): 12,725
Percent positive (residents): 13.40%
Percent positive (non-residents): 36.81%

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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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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