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Health care workers use a nasal swab to test a person for COVID-19 at a pop up testing site at the Koinonia Worship Center and Village on July 22, 2020 in Pembroke Park, Florida. The tests where being donated by the emergency management firm CDR Maguire and GENETWORx Lab as the state of Florida battles against a spike in coronavirus cases. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Sunday’s Coronavirus Updates: 5,570 new cases, 178 new deaths reported

As of 11 a.m. Sunday, there have been 734,491 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 725,415 Florida residents and 9,076 non-Florida residents. There are 15,364 Florida resident deaths reported, 188 non-resident deaths, and 45,924 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.

**The Florida Department of Health did not release numbers on Saturday due to a high volume of previously reported test results coming in (story). Sunday’s reported new numbers are combined with Saturday’s unreported numbers.


Total number of recorded cases: 734,491 (up from 728,921)
Florida resident deaths: 15,364 (up from 15,186)
Non-resident deaths: 188 (up from 186)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 15,552 (up from 15,372)

  • 5,570 total new cases reported Sunday
  • 178 total new resident deaths reported Sunday
  • 2 new non-resident deaths reported Sunday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 3.47%
    • 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: 42,112 (up from 41,793)
Deaths: 944 (up from 932)

  • 319 total new cases reported Sunday
  • 12 new deaths reported Sunday

Lee County: 21,332 (up from 21,175) – 483 deaths (2 new)
Collier County: 13,236 (up from 13,139) – 237 deaths (3 new)
Charlotte County: 3,247 (up from 3,202) – 149 deaths (6 new)
DeSoto County: 1,605 (up from 1,597) – 27 deaths
Glades County: 579 (up from 577) – 5 deaths
Hendry County: 2,113 (up from 2,103) – 43 deaths (1 new)


Total tested (residents): 5,535,937
Total tested (non-residents): 21,761
Total positive (residents): 725,415
Total positive (non-residents): 9,076
Total negative (residents): 4,803,400
Total negative (non-residents): 12,640

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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