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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)

Friday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,908 new cases, 118 new deaths reported in Florida

As of 11 a.m. Friday, there have been 728,921 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 720,001 Florida residents and 8,920 non-Florida residents. There are 15,186 Florida resident deaths reported, 186 non-resident deaths, and 45,675 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: 728,921 (up from 726,013)
Florida resident deaths: 15,186 (up from 15,068)
Non-resident deaths: 186 (unchanged)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 15,372 (up from 15,254)

  • 2,908 total new cases reported Friday
  • 118 total new resident deaths reported Friday
  • 0 new non-resident deaths reported Friday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 4.12%
    • 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: 41,793 (up from 41,633)
Deaths: 932 (up from 925)

  • 160 total new cases reported Friday
  • 7 new deaths reported Friday

Lee County: 21,175 (up from 21,089) – 481 deaths (2 new)
Collier County: 13,139 (up from 13,089) – 234 deaths (2 new)
Charlotte County: 3,202 (up from 3,186) – 143 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 1,597 (up from 1,593) – 27 deaths
Glades County: 577 (unchanged) – 5 deaths
Hendry County: 2,103 (up from 2,099) – 42 deaths (2 new)


Total tested (residents): 5,503,775
Total tested (non-residents): 21,636
Total positive (residents): 720,001
Total positive (non-residents): 8,920
Total negative (residents): 4,776,570
Total negative (non-residents): 12,671

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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