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A healthcare worker tests 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. (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images)

Tuesday’s Coronavirus Updates: State adds 3,266 new cases, 106 new deaths

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, there have been 704,568 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 696,171 Florida residents and 8,397 non-Florida residents. There are 14,143 Florida resident deaths reported, 170 non-resident deaths, and 43,855 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: 704,568 (up from 701,302)
Florida resident deaths: 14,143 (up from 14,037)
Non-resident deaths: 170 (unchanged)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 14,313 (up from 14,207)

  • 3,266 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 106 total new resident deaths reported Tuesday
  • 0 new non-resident deaths reported Tuesday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 5.01%
    • 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: 40,430 (up from 40,300)
Deaths: 892 (up from 889)

  • 130 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 3 new deaths reported Tuesday

Lee County: 20,445 (up from 20,388) – 467 deaths
Collier County: 12,732 (up from 12,692) – 218 deaths (2 new)
Charlotte County: 3,074 (up from 3,046) – 136 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 1,566 (up from 1,565) – 25 deaths
Glades County: 541 (up from 540) – 4 deaths
Hendry County: 2,072 (up from 2,069) – 42 deaths


Total tested (residents): 5,276,220
Total tested (non-residents): 21,059
Total positive (residents): 696,171
Total positive (non-residents): 8,397
Total negative (residents): 4,572,930
Total negative (non-residents): 12,618

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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