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A health care worker directs a person to use a nasal swab for a self administered test at a federally funded COVID-19 testing site at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium on July 23, 2020 in Miami. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: 3,306 new cases, 164 new deaths reported in Florida

As of 11 a.m. Thursday, there have been 726,013 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 717,148 Florida residents and 8,865 non-Florida residents. There are 15,068 Florida resident deaths reported, 186 non-resident deaths, and 45,483 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: 726,013 (up from 722,707)
Florida resident deaths: 15,068 (up from 14,904)
Non-resident deaths: 186 (up from 180)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 15,254 (up from 15,084)

  • 3,306 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 164 total new resident deaths reported Thursday
  • 6 new non-resident deaths reported Thursday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 4.56%
    • 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: 41,633 (up from 41,366)
Deaths: 925 (up from 919)

  • 267 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 6 new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: 21,089 (up from 20,944) – 479 deaths (2 new)
Collier County: 13,089 (up from 13,010) – 232 deaths (2 new)
Charlotte County: 3,186 (up from 3,175) – 142 deaths (2 new)
DeSoto County: 1,593 (up from 1,590) – 27 deaths
Glades County: 577 (up from 553) – 5 deaths
Hendry County: 2,099 (up from 2,094) – 40 deaths


Total tested (residents): 5,475,395
Total tested (non-residents): 21,590
Total positive (residents): 717,148
Total positive (non-residents): 8,865
Total negative (residents): 4,751,065
Total negative (non-residents): 12,680

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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