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MIAMI, FLORIDA - JULY 23: A health care worker directs a person to use a nasal swab for a self administered test at the new federally funded COVID-19 testing site at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium on July 23, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, the U.S. Surgeon General, visited the site, as the state of Florida experiences a spike in coronavirus cases, to encourage people to wear a mask and take other precautions to fight the pandemic. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,541 new cases, 177 new deaths reported in Florida

As of 11 a.m. Thursday, there have been 693,040 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 684,847 Florida residents and 8,193 non-Florida residents. There are 13,795 Florida resident deaths reported, 166 non-resident deaths, and 43,128 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: 693,040 (up from 690,499)
Florida resident deaths: 13,795 (up from 13,618)
Non-resident deaths: 166 (up from 164)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 13,961 (up from 13,782)

  • 2,541 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 177 total new resident deaths reported Thursday
  • 2 new non-resident deaths reported Thursday
  • Yesterday’s positivity rate: 4.45%
    • This percent is the number of people who test PCR- or antigen-positive for the first time divided by all the people tested that day, excluding people who have previously tested positive. 


Total recorded cases in SWFL: 39,908 (up from 39,782)
Deaths: 882 (up from 871)

  • 126 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 11 new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: 20,191 (up from 20,124) – 466 deaths (4 new)
Collier County: 12,588 (up from 12,565) – 211 deaths (3 new)
Charlotte County: 3,001 (up from 2,978) – 134 deaths (3 new)
DeSoto County: 1,555 (up from 1,551) – 25 deaths (1 new)
Glades County: 517 (up from 513) – 4 deaths
Hendry County: 2,056 (up from 2,051) – 42 deaths


Total tested (residents): 5,165,815
Total tested (non-residents): 20,831
Total positive (residents): 684,847
Total positive (non-residents): 8,193
Total negative (residents): 4,473,862
Total negative (non-residents): 12,597

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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