Sunday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,521 new cases, 9 new deaths reported in Florida

Published: September 20, 2020 11:39 AM EDT
Updated: September 20, 2020 1:16 PM EDT
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A health care worker directs a person to use a nasal swab for a self administered test at a federally funded COVID-19 testing site at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium on July 23, 2020 in Miami. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

As of 11 a.m. Sunday, there have been 683,754 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 675,691 Florida residents and 8,063 non-Florida residents. There are 13,296 Florida resident deaths reported, 163 non-resident deaths, and 42,453 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: 683,754 (up from 681,233)
Florida resident deaths: 13,296 (up from 13,287)
Non-resident deaths: 163 (unchanged)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 13,459 (up from 13,450)

  • 2,521 total new cases reported Sunday
  • 9 total new resident deaths reported Sunday
  • 0 new non-resident deaths reported Sunday


Total recorded cases in SWFL: 39,478 (up from 39,335)
Deaths: 860 (down 861) *1 death redacted

  • 143 total new cases reported Sunday
  • -1 new deaths reported Sunday

Lee County: 19,964 (up from 19,884) – 458 deaths *(-1 new)
Collier County: 12,466 (up from 12,423) – 202 deaths
Charlotte County: 2,953 (up from 2,943) – 131 deaths
DeSoto County: 1,549 (up from 1,545) – 23 deaths
Glades County: 500 (up from 497) – 4 deaths
Hendry County: 2,046 (up from 2,043) – 42 deaths


Total tested (residents): 5,081,515
Total tested (non-residents): 20,688
Total positive (residents): 675,691
Total positive (non-residents): 8,063
Total negative (residents): 4,398,752
Total negative (non-residents): 12,583

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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