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Tuesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,251 new cases, 55 new deaths reported in state

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, there have been 720,125 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 711,358 Florida residents and 8,767 non-Florida residents. There are 14,767 Florida resident deaths reported, 178 non-resident deaths, and 44,004 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: 720,125 (up from 717,874)
Florida resident deaths: 14,767 (up from 14,712)
Non-resident deaths: 178 (up from 174)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 14,945 (up from 14,886)

  • 2,251 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 55 total new resident deaths reported Tuesday
  • 4 new non-resident deaths reported Tuesday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 5.26%
    • 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: 41,210 (up from 41,116)
Deaths: 911 (down from 914)

  • 94 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 0 new deaths reported Tuesday

Lee County: 20,862 (up from 20,824) – 472 deaths (-2)
Collier County: 12,961 (up from 12,920) – 228 deaths
Charlotte County: 3,159 (up from 3,152) – 139 deaths (-1)
DeSoto County: 1,584 (up from 1,582) – 27 deaths
Glades County: 552 (up from 549) – 5 deaths
Hendry County: 2,092 (up from 2,089) – 40 deaths


Total tested (residents): 5,419,343
Total tested (non-residents): 21,456
Total positive (residents): 711,358
Total positive (non-residents): 8,767
Total negative (residents): 4,700,810
Total negative (non-residents): 12,643 (-4)

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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