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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)

Friday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,660 new cases, 110 new deaths reported in Florida

As of 11 a.m. Friday, there have been 711,804 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 703,212 Florida residents and 8,592 non-Florida residents. There are 14,554 Florida resident deaths reported, 176 non-resident deaths, and 44,489 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: 711,804 (up from 709,144)
Florida resident deaths: 14,554 (up from 14,444)
Non-resident deaths: 176 (up from 175)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 14,730 (up from 14,619)

  • 2,660 total new cases reported Friday
  • 110 total new resident deaths reported Friday
  • 1 new non-resident deaths reported Friday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 3.76%
    • 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: 40,758 (up from 40,667)
Deaths: 910 (up from 908)

  • 91 total new cases reported Friday
  • 2 new deaths reported Friday *4 new deaths reported; 2 redacted

Lee County: 20,638 (up from 20,586) – 476 deaths *(1 redacted)
Collier County: 12,811 (up from 12,789) – 225 deaths (1 new)
Charlotte County: 3,105 (up from 3,097) – 138 deaths (2 new)
DeSoto County: 1,577 (up from 1,573) – 26 deaths (1 new)
Glades County: 547 (up from 545) – 4 deaths
Hendry County: 2,080 (up from 2,077) – 41 deaths *(1 redacted)


Total tested (residents): 5,337,443
Total tested (non-residents): 21,260
Total positive (residents): 703,212
Total positive (non-residents): 8,592
Total negative (residents): 4,627,094
Total negative (non-residents): 12,623

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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