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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 15: St. John’s Well Child & Family Center workers prepare to test a woman for COVID-19 at a free mobile test clinic set up outside Walker Temple AME Church in South Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic on July 15, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. A clinic official said most of the residents they are currently testing in their South Los Angeles clinics are Latinos. According to the California Department of Health, Latinos are currently 2.9 times more likely than white people to test positive for the coronavirus. California reported 11,000 new coronavirus infections today, the most in the state in a single day since the pandemic began. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: 3,356 new cases, 141 new deaths reported in Florida

As of 11 a.m. Thursday, there have been 744,988 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 735,685 Florida residents and 9,303 non-Florida residents. There are 15,736 Florida resident deaths reported, 196 non-resident deaths, and 46,693 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: 744,988 (up from 741,632)
Florida resident deaths: 15,736 (up from 15,595)
Non-resident deaths: 196 (up from 193)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 15,932 (up from 15,788)

  • 3,356 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 141 total new resident deaths reported Thursday
  • 3 new non-resident deaths reported Thursday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 5.16%
    • 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: 42,691 (up from 42,476)
Deaths: 958 (up from 950)

  • 215 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 8 new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: 21,613 (up from 21,489) – 489 deaths (4 new)
Collier County: 13,432 (up from 13,382) – 242 deaths (3 new)
Charlotte County: 3,316 (up from 3,287) – 151 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 1,609 (up from 1,609) – 27 deaths
Glades County: 584 (up from 581) – 6 deaths
Hendry County: 2,137 (up from 2,128) – 43 deaths


Total tested (residents): 5,628,675
Total tested (non-residents): 22,049
Total positive (residents): 735,685
Total positive (non-residents): 9,303
Total negative (residents): 4,885,833
Total negative (non-residents): 12,700

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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