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Wednesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,590 new cases, 202 new deaths reported in Florida

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 690,499 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 682,370 Florida residents and 8,129 non-Florida residents. There are 13,618 Florida resident deaths reported, 164 non-resident deaths, and 42,941 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.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS

Total number of recorded cases: 690,499 (up from 687,909)
Florida resident deaths: 13,618 (up from 13,416)
Non-resident deaths: 164 (up from 163)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 13,782 (up from 13,579)

  • 2,590 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 202 total new resident deaths reported Wednesday
  • 1 new non-resident deaths reported Wednesday
  • 23,636 new tests taken by residents with a 10.96% positivity rate

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS

Total recorded cases in SWFL: 39,782 (up from 39,649)
Deaths: 871 (up from 865)

  • 133 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 6 new deaths reported Wednesday

Lee County: 20,124 (up from 20,063) – 462 deaths (2 new)
Collier County: 12,565 (up from 12,520) – 208 deaths (3 new)
Charlotte County: 2,978 (up from 2,965) – 131 deaths
DeSoto County: 1,551 (up from 1,550) – 24 deaths (1 new)
Glades County: 513 (up from 505) – 4 deaths
Hendry County: 2,051 (up from 2,046) – 42 deaths

TESTING NUMBERS

Total tested (residents): 5,142,356
Total tested (non-residents): 20,769
Total positive (residents): 682,370
Total positive (non-residents): 8,129
Total negative (residents): 4,452,882
Total negative (non-residents): 12,599

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.


RESOURCES

NOW HIRING: SWFL companies adding jobs

#GulfshoreStrong: Covering people making a difference in SWFL

FOOD PANTRIES: Harry Chapin mobile food pantry schedule, week of Sept. 21

REPORT COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS/TEST: International self-reporting system


IF YOU FEEL SICK:

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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