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A healthcare worker takes down a patients information for COVID-19 testing. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Saturday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,787 new cases, 74 new deaths reported in Florida

As of 11 a.m. Saturday, there have been 714,591 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 705,938 Florida residents and 8,653 non-Florida residents. There are 14,628 Florida resident deaths reported, 175 non-resident deaths, and 44,647 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.

**EDITOR’S NOTE: Some numbers have been adjusted by FDOH since these numbers were originally reported. As of Sunday, Oct. 4, they have been adjusted to match the updated numbers. They will be marked with an asterisk. 


Total number of recorded cases: *714,591 (up from 711,804)
Florida resident deaths: 2,787 (up from 14,554)
Non-resident deaths: 175 (down from 176)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 14,803 (up from 14,730)

  • *2,787 total new cases reported Saturday
  • 74 total new resident deaths reported Saturday
  • -1 new non-resident deaths reported Saturday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 4.74%
    • 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: *40,956 (up from 40,758)
Deaths: 911 (up from 910)

  • *198 total new cases reported Saturday
  • Net 1 new deaths reported Saturday *(6 new total, 5 redacted)

Lee County: *20,743 (up from 20,638) – 472 deaths (4 redacted)*
Collier County: 12,862 (up from 12,811) – 228 deaths (3 new)
Charlotte County: 3,136 (up from 3,105) – 140 deaths (2 new)
DeSoto County: *1,581 (up from 1,577) – 27 deaths (1 new)
Glades County: 549 (up from 547) – 4 deaths
Hendry County: 2,085 (up from 2,080) – 40 deaths (1 redacted)*


Total tested (residents): 5,362,516
Total tested (non-residents): 21,319
Total positive (residents): 705,965
Total positive (non-residents): 8,650
Total negative (residents): 4,649,399
Total negative (non-residents): 12,624

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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