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Tuesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,725 new cases, 119 new deaths reported

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, there have been 738,749 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 729,591 Florida residents and 9,158 non-Florida residents. There are 15,531 Florida resident deaths reported, 191 non-resident deaths, and 46,225 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: 738,749 (up from 736,024)
Florida resident deaths: 15,531 (up from 15,412)
Non-resident deaths: 191 (up from 187)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 15,722 (up from 15,599)

  • 2,725 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 119 total new resident deaths reported Tuesday
  • 4 new non-resident deaths reported Tuesday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 4.99%
    • 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: 42,343 (up from 42,183)
Deaths: 948 (up from 944)

  • 160 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 4 new deaths reported Tuesday

Lee County: 21,438 (up from 21,363) – 484 deaths (1 new)
Collier County: 13,330 (up from 13,262) – 239 deaths (2 new)
Charlotte County: 3,265 (up from 3,253) – 149 deaths
DeSoto County: 1,608 (unchanged) – 27 deaths
Glades County: 580 (up from 579) – 6 deaths (1 new)
Hendry County: 2,122 (up from 2,118) – 43 deaths


Total tested (residents): 5,578,731
Total tested (non-residents): 21,885
Total positive (residents): 729,591
Total positive (non-residents): 9,158
Total negative (residents): 4,841,994
Total negative (non-residents): 12,681

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.

*If not linked, the report has not yet been made available.


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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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