Saturday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,795 new cases, 107 new deaths reported in Florida

Published: September 26, 2020 10:54 AM EDT
Updated: September 26, 2020 1:37 PM EDT
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 08: A healthcare worker test 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. The Pinellas County Government partnered with state and local health care agencies to open a COVID-19 testing site while the state undergoes another surge in coronavirus cases. (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images)

As of 11 a.m. Saturday, there have been 698,682 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 690,387 Florida residents and 8,295 non-Florida residents. There are 14,022 Florida resident deaths reported, 168 non-resident deaths, and 43,469 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: 698,682 (up from 695,887)
Florida resident deaths: 14,022  (up from 13,915)
Non-resident deaths: 168 (unchanged)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 14,190 (up from 14,083)

  • 2,795 total new cases reported Saturday
  • 107 total new resident deaths reported Saturday
  • 0 new non-resident deaths reported Saturday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents : 4.14%
    • 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: 40,180 (up from 40,016)
Deaths: 887 (up from 883)

  • 164 total new cases reported Saturday
  • 4 new deaths reported Saturday

Lee County: 20,326 (up from 20,244) – 465 deaths (1 redacted)
Collier County: 12,656 (up from 12,617) – 216 deaths (5 new)
Charlotte County: 3,030 (up from 3,013) – 135 deaths
DeSoto County: 1,561 (up from 1,556) – 25 deaths
Glades County: 538 (up from 523) – 4 deaths
Hendry County: 2,069 (up from 2,063) – 42 deaths

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


Total tested (residents): 5,221,217
Total tested (non-residents): 20,946
Total positive (residents): 690,387
Total positive (non-residents): 8,295
Total negative (residents): 4,523,716
Total negative (non-residents): 12,609

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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