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St. John’s Well Child & Family Center workers prepare to test a woman for COVID-19 at a free mobile test clinic set up outside Walker Temple AME Church in South Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic on July 15, 2020 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Tuesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,470 new cases, 99 new deaths reported statewide

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, there have been 687,909 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 679,776 Florida residents and 8,133 non-Florida residents. There are 13,416 Florida resident deaths reported, 163 non-resident deaths, and 42,771 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: 687,909 (up from 685,439)
Florida resident deaths: 13,416 (up from 13,317)
Non-resident deaths: 163 (unchanged)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 13,579 (up from 13,480)

  • 2,470 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 99 total new resident deaths reported Tuesday
  • 0 new non-resident deaths reported Tuesday
  • 19,027 new tests taken by residents with a 12.98% positivity rate


Total recorded cases in SWFL: 39,649 (up from 39,566)
Deaths: 865 (up from 860)

  • 83 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 5 new deaths reported Tuesday

Lee County: 20,063 (up from 20,025) – 460 deaths (2 new)
Collier County: 12,520 (up fro, 12,487) – 205 deaths (3 new)
Charlotte County: 2,965 (up from 2,957) – 131 deaths
DeSoto County: 1,550 (up from 1,549) – 23 deaths
Glades County: 505 (up from 502) – 4 deaths
Hendry County: 2,046 (unchanged) – 42 deaths


Total tested (residents): 5,118,720
Total tested (non-residents): 20,752
Total positive (residents): 679,776
Total positive (non-residents): 8,133
Total negative (residents): 4,431,855
Total negative (non-residents): 12,578

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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