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A healthcare worker tests a patient at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at the Duke Energy for the Arts Mahaffey Theater on July 8, 2020 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images)

Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: 3,255 new cases, 147 new deaths reported in Florida

As of 11 a.m. Thursday, there have been 674,456 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 666,507 Florida residents and *7,949 non-Florida residents. There are 13,086 Florida resident deaths reported, 161 non-resident deaths, and 42,047 hospitalizations at some point during illness, according to the Florida Department of Health.

*A number of non-Florida resident cases have been redacted.

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


Total number of recorded cases: 674,456 (up from 671,201)
Florida resident deaths: 13,086 (up from 12,939)
Non-resident deaths: 161 (unchanged)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 13,247 (up from 13,098)

  • 3,255 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 147 total new resident deaths reported Thursday
  • 0 new non-resident deaths reported Thursday


Total recorded cases in SWFL: 39,019 (up from 38,834)
Deaths: 853 (up from 844)

  • 185 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 9 new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: 19,733 (up from 19,617) – 457 deaths (4 new)
Collier County: 12,324 (up from 12,272) – 196 deaths (2 new)
Charlotte County: 2,901 (up from 2,895) – 131 deaths (3 new)
DeSoto County: 1,540 (unchanged) – 23 deaths
Glades County: 487 (up from 482) – 4 deaths
Hendry County: 2,034 (up from 2,028) – 42 deaths

Thursday’s testing numbers have not yet been released in their entirety. We will update this story as soon as the information becomes available.


Total tested (residents): 4,997,489
Total tested (non-residents): 20,568
Total positive (residents): 666,507
Total positive (non-residents): 7,949
Total negative (residents): 4,323,939
Total negative (non-residents): 12,578
Percent positive (residents): 13.36%
Percent positive (non-residents): 38.72%

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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